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The Story of Lucy Gault

Trevor, William

Published by Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2002
ISBN 10: 0670031542 / ISBN 13: 9780670031542
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Title: The Story of Lucy Gault

Publisher: Viking Penguin, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

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Edition: First Edition.

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The Gault family leads a life of privilege in early 1920s Ireland, but the threat of arson leads the parents of nine-year-old Lucy to leave Ireland for England, her mother's home. Lucy cannot bear the thought of leaving Lahardane, their country house with its beautiful land and nearby beach, and a dog she has befriended. On the day before they are due to leave, Lucy runs away, hoping to convince her parents to stay. Instead, she sets off a series of tragic misunderstandings that affect all of the inhabitants of Lahardane and the perpetrators of the failed arson attack for the rest of their lives.

Product Description: Captain Gault has decided that his family must leave Lahardane. They are after all Protestants living in the big house in rural Cork, and the country is in turmoil. It is 1921. But 8-year-old Lucy can't bear to leave the seashore, the old house, the woods - so she hatches a plan. It is then that the calamity happens - an accident almost, but so vicious in its consequences that it blights the lives of the Gaults for years to come. Trevor's new novel beautifully evokes rural Ireland and the tensions existing there, but also is Hardy-like in its portrayal of the impact of mere chance on a life.

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