A grand old manor house deep in the English countryside will open its doors to reveal the story of an unexpectedly dramatic day in the life of one eccentric, rather dysfunctional, and entirely unforgettable family. Set in the early years of the twentieth century, award-winning author Sadie Jones’s The Uninvited Guests is, in the words of Jacqueline Winspear, the New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs mysteries A Lesson in Secrets and Elegy for Eddie, “a sinister tragi-comedy of errors, in which the dark underbelly of human nature is revealed in true Shakespearean fashion.”
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honor of Emerald Torrington's twentieth birthday. But only a few miles away, a dreadful accident propels a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savory survivors to seek shelter at the ramshackle manor—and the household is thrown into confusion and mischief.
The cook toils over mock turtle soup and a chocolate cake covered with green sugar roses, which the hungry band of visitors is not invited to taste. But nothing, it seems, will go according to plan. As the passengers wearily search for rest, the house undergoes a strange transformation. One of their number (who is most definitely not a gentleman) makes it his business to join the birthday revels.
Evening turns to stormy night, and a most unpleasant parlor game threatens to blow respectability to smithereens: Smudge Torrington, the wayward youngest daughter of the house, decides that this is the perfect moment for her Great Undertaking.
The Uninvited Guests is the bewitching new novel from the critically acclaimed Sadie Jones. The prizewinning author triumphs in this frightening yet delicious drama of dark surprises—where social codes are uprooted and desire daringly trumps propriety—and all is alight with Edwardian wit and opulence.About the Author:
Sadie Jones is the author of four novels, including The Outcast, winner of the Costa First Novel Award in Great Britain and a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize/Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Small Wars, and the bestselling The Uninvited Guests. She lives in London.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062116509 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # HCI3996KBGG051117H0334A
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062116509 . Bookseller Inventory # HCI6635DBGG060517H0446P
Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062116509 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Bookseller Inventory # HGT9998TJGG050117H2926C
Book Description Book Condition: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # 3D7DSF00043V
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800621165051.0
Book Description Harper, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062116509
Book Description Harper 2012-05-01, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First American Editi. 0062116509 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0062116509
Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062116509
Book Description U.S.A.: Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Brand new book in excellent condition. Clean, unmarked pages; firm binding. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 0724-BGDTB-BX159-1.26
Book Description Harper, 2012. Book Condition: new. Shiny and new! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780062116505-1