The Wicked and the Just

The Wicked and the Just

eBook - 2012
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Cecily longs to return to her beloved Edgeley Hall, where her father was lord of the manor. But now he has completely ruined her life. He is moving them to Caernarvon, in occupied Wales, where he can get a place for almost nothing, since the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will get to be the lady of the house at last -- if all goes well. Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English came and destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now Gwenhwyfar must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl who has taken what should have been hers. While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And meanwhile the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem. Outside the city walls of Caernarvon, tensions are rising ever higher -- until finally they must reach the breaking point.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547688831
0547688830
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (352 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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foxylady31
Mar 06, 2015

Not my favorite book by far but it a good historical novel depicting so well the evilness of the early English and life in a class based society.. makes me wonder what the British had that made them feel like they were above Everyone else in the world...

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ychi
Jul 03, 2012

Well. This one's lovely for its historical significance and accuracy, but wow. Cecily is such a stuck-up beyotch, even though we knew she was going to be -- how could she be so cruel? *coddles Gruffydd* And then the novel's end (and by "the novel's end" I mean the last page) was oddly abrupt. It makes me wonder if the unfinishedness is on purpose or not.

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aplumpe
Jun 16, 2012

A great historical novel about growing up in a class based society. Told from two points of view - the priviledged and the not so priviledged. Also shows the evilness of the British Empire at its worst. This book would make a modern girl really appreciate what she has in todays society - regardless of class.

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