- ISBN: 9780062116505
- ISBN: 0062116509
- Description: 262 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
- Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2012.
- 15 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 15 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Beverly Main||Adult Fiction||Fiction/ Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||Adult Fiction||Fic / Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Gloucester||Adult Fiction||FICTION/Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Fiction||Fiction / Jones, S. (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Fiction||FICTION JONES, SADIE 2012 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Melrose||Adult Fiction (Main Floor)||Fiction Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Peabody Main||Adult Fiction||NEW Fiction/Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Peabody South Branch||Adult Fiction||Fiction/Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Peabody West Branch||Adult Fiction||Fiction/Jones (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Reading||Adult Bestseller||BESTSELLER DISPLAY (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Next 10 »|
|Contents Note:|| Edward Swift departs -- A dreadful accident -- Smelts and smithereens -- A most unpleasant game -- Abandon -- The resting place -- The starlight bath -- Edward Swift returns.
|Summary:|| "One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honor of Emerald Torrington's twentieth birthday. But only a few miles away, a dreadful accident propels a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savory survivors to seek shelter at the ramshackle manor-and the household is thrown into confusion and mischief. The cook toils over mock turtle soup and a chocolate cake covered with green sugar roses, which the hungry band of visitors is not invited to taste. But nothing, it seems, will go according to plan. As the passengers wearily search for rest, the house undergoes a strange transformation. One of their number (who is most definitely not a gentleman) makes it his business to join the birthday revels. Evening turns to stormy night, and a most unpleasant parlor game threatens to blow respectability to smithereens: Smudge Torrington, the wayward youngest daughter of the house, decides that this is the perfect moment for her Great Undertaking."--Dust jacket.
Search for related items by subject
20th century >
Manors > England > 20th century > Fiction.
Accident victims > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.