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by Victoria Holt

  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • ISBN: 0385263325
  • ISBN13: 978-0385263320
  • ePub: 1524 kb | FB2: 1724 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (September 23, 1989)
  • Pages: 357
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 735
  • Format: lit lrf lrf txt
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The Captive Виктория Холт Victoria Holt The Captive The House in Bloomsbury I was seventeen when I experienced one of the most extraordinary adventures which could ever have. The House in Bloomsbury. I was seventeen when I experienced one of the most extraordinary adventures which could ever have befallen a young woman, and which gave me a glimpse into a world which was alien to all that I had been brought up to expect; and from then on the whole course of my life was changed.

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Eleanor Hibbert writing as Victoria Holt in The House of a Thousand Lanterns, 1974. The Captive of Kensington Palace (1972). The Queen and Lord M (1973). The Queen's Husband (1973). A memorial service was held for Eleanor Hibbert in March 1993 at St Peter's, Notting Hill Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, London. Eleanor Hibbert died aboard the cruise ship Sea Princess in 1993. The book was published under her maiden name, Eleanor Burford, which was also used for her contemporary novels. Following the success of the book, Hibbert was contracted by Herbert Jenkins publishers to write one book a year.

Marry me. I burst out laughing. Really, Lucas, who is being absurd now? Still you. I’m as calm and sensible as ever. The more I think of the idea the more I like it. You don’t care for. But I do. Next to myself I love you best in the world. That made me laugh again and I was glad of the light relief. I am not taking you seriously, of course, I said, ‘but this must be the most unusual proposal anyone has ever received. And it is not so unusual either. It’s just that people don’t tell all the truth

until she found herself shipwrecked off the African coast. Saved from the raging seas by the ship's handsome

until she found herself shipwrecked off the African coast. This book is so cool and captavating. I couldn't guess the ending I really wanted to find out was going to happen this is a really great read if you have a whole time, cause you won't want to put this book down.

Victoria was seated in the carriage with the Duchess who was regarding her critically. The child was smiling at the people who were cheering her and looking decidedly complacent. Yes, that was the word.

Holt's 28th romantic suspense entertainment - as sleek, smooth, and predictable as Big Ben. This time, it's the mid-Victorian era, with mysterious murders around a Cornish manor and some exotic adventures in a harem (strictly G-rated of course).

The Captive of Kensington Palace. It is evident that Victoria Holt published quite a lot of books a year in different fictional genres and was a creative writer. Hardcover Paperback Kindle. She used eight pen names during her career and many of her book lovers never suspected her other identities. Victoria inherited the love of reading and writing from her father, Joseph Burford, who was a dock laborer. Alice Louise Burford was her mother. When Victoria Holt was young, her health strained her to be confidentially educated at home.

John, a fugitive from England wrongly accused of murder, and an English girl named Rosetta are shipwrecked in Africa, seized by pirates, and finally escape to England, where they strive to prove his innocence
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Originally published in 1989, the year after THE INDIA FAN, this is the story of Rosetta Cranleigh, named after the Rosetta Stone by her parents who were Egyptologists and "lived in a remote atmosphere of scholarship, apart from the mundane ménage of a household." Thus, Rosetta lived among the family's servants (a wonderful group of characters!) was content to because she felt safe and loved. Holt is at her best when describing the heroine's life in the early stages.

As Rosetta grows up, her parents begin to notice her when her active mind takes an interest in the antiquities of Egypt. So they invite her to their dinner parties where she meets Lucas Lorimer, a delightful younger son of a wealthy family who is traveling with her parents to Cape Town to give a talk about an old stone he found. Rosetta's parents decide to take her with them when the three leave on the voyage. On the trip, Rosetta meets another man, Simon Perrivale, who is fleeing a false charge of murdering his half brother. Of course, there is a shipwreck and Rosetta, Lucas and Simon are thrust upon the shores of a small island, where thanks to Simon's efforts they survive.

Captured by pirates, Rosetta ends up in the harem of a Pasha in Constantinople where her blonde hair and blue eyes set her apart. But she is determined to avoid the Pasha's bed and find her friends Simon and Lucas and return to London. She worries her parents, ever oblivious of what is going on around them, may have drowned in the shipwreck.

Told from the first person, we see the unfolding drama from Rosetta's perspective, and her growing affection for Simon and her passionate resolve to find the real killer of Simon's half brother. (I should add this is without love scenes and has virtually no sexual tension.) Holt has a way of capturing your interest by the smallest of details in ordinary life. It's the way she tells it, like each little thread is significant in some way or other. Her dialog is brisk and the pace moves along. In this case, Rosetta becomes the detective solving a crime that occurred in the past but which has implications for the future. And Holt does a great job of withholding the ending till the last moment.
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Worth the read
I started reading Victoria Holt novels 35 years ago. I have just now started reading them over again and since I read some of them from the library I decided I wanted to have my own complete set. I love her novels, there is no one else that could write in the style that she does.
While this is not the fastest paced of her books, it is entirely unpredictable and therefore lots of fun.
This is one of my favorite authors, her books are no longer in print. So happy that I could buy good quality used books on amazon
No one beats Victoria Holt when it comes to
gothic mysteries. I have read all her books,
and bought this book to give to a friend,
who likes to read.
Loved it.
Very Good Condition!
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