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The Valentine house

The Valentine house

Henderson, Emma, 1958- author; Cass, Karen, narrator

In June 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine, a keen mountaineer, arrives with his family to spend the summer in their chalet, high in the French Alps. There, for the first time, 14-year-old foundling Mathilde starts work as one of the 'uglies' - village girls employed as servants and picked, it is believed, to ensure they don't catch Sir Anthony's roving eye. For Mathilde it is the start of a life-long entanglement with les anglais - strange, exciting people, far removed from the hard grind of farming. Except she soon finds the Valentines are less carefree than they appear, with a curiously absent daughter no one talks about. It will be decades - disrupted by war, accidents and a cruel betrayal - before Mathilde discovers the key to the mystery. And in 1976, the year Sir Anthony's great-great grandson comes to visit, she must decide whether to use it

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Published Rearsby: Clipper Audiobooks, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Emma Henderson
ISBN: 1528851609, 9781528851602
Performers: Narrated by Karen Cass.
Physical Description: 10 CDs (12 hr.) : digital, stereo
Subject: Alps, French (France) Fiction.