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The Story of Lucy Gault

The Story of Lucy Gault

Author: William Trevor
Publisher: Viking
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Genre: Novel
Captain Gault had seen off the three intruders easily enough. They had come in the night with the intention of firing the house, but a single shot had sent them scuttling back into the darkness. One, though, had been wounded and for that the Gaults were not forgiven: sooner or later there would be trouble again. Other big-house families had been driven out, the Morells from Clashmore, the Gouvernets, the Priors, the Swifts. It was time to go too. But Lucy, soon to be nine, the only child of the household, could not bear the thought of leaving Lahardane. Her world was the old house itself, the woods of the glen, the farm animals, the walk along the seashore to school. All of that she loved and as the day of departure grew closer she determined that this exile would not take place. But chance changed everything, bringing about a calamity so terrible that it might have been a punishment, so vicious that it blighted the lives of all the Gaults for many years to come.
ISBN: 9780670913428
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