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House at Riverton, the (2006) [Novel]
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Grace Bradley went to work at Riverton House as a servant when she was just a girl, before the First World War. For years her life was inextricably tied up with the Hartford family, most particularly the two daughters, Hannah and Emmeline.

In the summer of 1924, at a glittering society party held at the House, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline, and only they, and Grace, know the truth.

The novel opens in 1999 when Grace is ninety-eight-years-old, living out her last days in a nursing home. She is visited by a young director who is making a film about the events of that summer in 1924. She takes Grace back to Riverton House and reawakens her memories. Told in flashback, this is the story of Grace's youth during the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege shattered by war, of the vibrant 1920s and of the changes she witnessed as an entire way of life vanished forever.

Original title: The House at Riverton
Alternative titles: The Shifting Fog
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War I
FictionHistoricalEuropean20th Century

Edition #1: House at Riverton, the

House at Riverton, the (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Morton triumphs with a riveting plot, a touching but tense love story and a haunting ending." Publishers Weekly
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House at Riverton, the (April 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 9781416550518
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x D in
Pages: 473

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Shifting Fog, the (April 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741751772
Pages: 560

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