Celia's House

Celia's House

Book - 1977
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In name and by birth, Celia was a Dunne. She had inherited the beautiful old family home by the Rydd Water - but was she bound to live her life by the principles of her predecessors? Was there some hidden restraint that compelled her to heed the past? Celia's House is a moving and poignant story of the struggle between old and young: the older generation anxious to preserve the values they have helped create and their children, determined at all costs to make lives of their own.
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977, c1943.
ISBN: 9780030204418
0030204410
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 255 p. ; 22 cm.

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Tabaqui
Jul 13, 2017

This was charming and sweet, but had more depth than I expected. Yes, there is some romance, but it isn't the main fixture of the book. It's more a side addition to the story of the house and family. I wish the author would have continued past where the book ended, but I suppose it's more fun to be able to finish the story the way you prefer. In addition, this could definitely be counted as a historical fiction novel. I quite enjoyed getting a look at what life would have been like before the war - and then during. Interesting to see how life changed and they changed with it. Very well written, a pleasure to read (though a bit fluffy,) and even (slightly) educational.

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Aug 24, 2017

“If strangers see you behaving like lunatics, it doesn’t matter, because they don’t know who you are. And if your friends see you behaving like lunatics, it doesn’t matter, because they know who you are.” Celia's House - D. E. Stevenson

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