Philippa Gregory's first novel and first in the bestselling Wideacre trilogy.
A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the eighteenth century.
From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover.`If it was the way of the world that girls left home, then the world would have to change.
I would never change.'Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves.
But as a woman of the eighteenth century she has no right of inheritance.
Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.
Sexual and wilful, she believes that the only way to achieve control over Wideacre is through a series of horrible crimes, and no-one escapes the consequences of her need to possess the land.Sweeping, passionate, unique: 'Wideacre' is the novel which brought Philippa Gregory to bestselling fame and is the first of the trilogy which continued with 'The Favoured Child' and concluded with `Meridon'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 16/10/2006
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780007230013