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New Zealand, fertile and undeveloped, was also a place where rigid Victorian class distinctions could be forgotten, where the most eligible and most sought after bachelor in Wellington proposed to a servant girl because he admired the arrogant slimness of her body and the spirit that made her confident she would be a good wife to him, although she would not pretend she was in love. So it was that Briar went to live with Saul Whitmore in his beautiful house in the heart of Maori country.
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Dorothy Eden (1912-1982) was the internationally acclaimed author of more than forty bestselling Gothic, romantic suspense, and historical novels. Born in New Zealand, where she attended school and worked as a legal secretary, she moved to London in 1954 and continued to write prolifically. Eden's novels are known for their suspenseful, spellbinding plots, finely drawn characters, authentic historical detail, and often a hint of spookiness.From AudioFile:
Eden's romantic chronicle of nineteenth-century New Zealand is superbly read by McKenzie, a New Zealand native. Three girls, one a servant, travel from England in search of eligible men. Briar, the maid, catches the richest man and goes with him to the wilderness, where she must come to terms with rampaging Maori and the fact that she doesn't love her husband. McKenzie's pace and enunciation ensure that you won't miss a word of Eden's elegant, descriptive prose, and her smooth vocal changes guarantee character recognition. Briar's flinty determination, the other girls' whiny self-absorption, and Aunt Charity's courage (literally under fire) come through clearly. The romance between Katie, Briar's first servant, and a Maori tribesman is touchingly told. It's difficult to imagine how this 1960 novel could have been better presented. J.B.G. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Fawcett, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110449230759