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Simon and Schuster
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the final book of the extraordinary Wideacre trilogy as the heir to the great estate comes home at last.

Meridon knows she does not belong in the dirty, vagabond life of a gypsy bareback rider. The half-remembered vision of another life burns in her heart, even as her beloved sister, Dandy, risks everything for their future. Alone, Meridon follows the urgings of her dream, riding in the moonlight past the rusted gates, up the winding drive to a house—clutching the golden clasp of the necklace that was her birthright—home at last to Wideacre. The lost heir of one of England’s great estates would take her place as its mistress...

Meridon is a rich, impassioned tapestry of a young woman’s journey from dreams to glittering drawing rooms and elaborate deceits, from a simple hope to a deep and fulfilling love. Set in the savage contrasts of Georgian England—a time alive with treachery, grandeur, and intrigue—Meridon is Philippa Gregory’s masterwork.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
Description: 569 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780743249317
Branch Call Number: Greg


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May 03, 2016

This is an intriguing book, well written and captivating. My only regret is Philippa Gregory has only books about kings, queens and princesses. It would be refreshing to have another book like Meridon describing ascension from poverty to be comfortably well to do, without all that 'royalty' topic. I really enjoyed Meridon.

Nov 27, 2013

This is my first book by this author and I have to say I love it and can't wait to read more!

Jul 07, 2008

Throughout her entire life Meridon has sensed that she doesn't belong in the life she's leading, that ?Meridon' isn't even her real name, and that she has a real home somewhere, waiting for her. She's grown up in a gypsy lifestyle with her beloved sister Dandy and their step-father, a horsetrader. Leaving their step-father, Meridon and Dandy join a traveling circus and are finally able to start saving some money of their own, but just when things are going well an unthinkable tragedy strikes, leading Meridon to seek her true heritage.

This is a somewhat satisfying conclusion to the Wideacre trilogy. It certainly is more uplifting than the previous books. There are times that the heroine is rendered unlikable to the reader, and some of her actions seem contrived as merely plot devices. Overall, it was an interesting, if occasionally disturbing, series -- not bad for an author's first works.

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