The Uninvited Guests: A Novel

by Sadie Jones | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0062116517 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Bjorg of Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on 7/3/2017
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Bjorg from Reykjavík, Reykjavík (Höfuðborgar svæðið) Iceland on Monday, July 3, 2017
One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin of Emerald Torrington´s 20th 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 a confusion and mischief. Evening turns to stormy night, and a most unpleasant parlor game threatens to blow respectability to smithereens.

Read this one a few years ago, nice little ghoststory.

Journal Entry 2 by Bjorg at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, July 3, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (7/4/2017 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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This book will now travel to the lucky winner in the International RABCK Sweepstake, enjoy :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, July 15, 2017
Thank you soo much; this novel looks promising (you know me, ghost stories are my thing), and I love the beautiful postcard!:)

Journal Entry 4 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, February 12, 2021
Reserved for the WishList Game; I would like to read it first (and about time I did...)

Journal Entry 5 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, June 7, 2021
Currently reading it.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, June 14, 2021
This is... how shall I put it?... a most unusual novel.
The beginning was not promising, quite slow and it took a long time to describe the characters... later on it was clear how important this was. I loved Emerald's resolution and practical sense, and out of the male characters, Ernest was my favourite.
The presentation of "the uninvited" in a cloud of mist was quite cinematic, and gave a clue to what was going on, at least for me.
However, I must confess that I found the whole episode with the horse quite annoying... the Great Undertaking, as Smudge called it.
I loved the detailed description of food, Ms Jones admits she took inspiration in an old cookbook by Ms Beeton... Wow, it must have been really hard to work in the kitchen at Edwardian times... I kept thinking about the washing up later on.
Overall, a quite enjoyable read, I even found myself reading at times in the day when I usually won't.
Thanks for sharing, Bjorg; I am currently waiting for Glade1's adddress in order to fulfill her Wish. :)


Journal Entry 7 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, June 21, 2021

Released 5 mos ago (6/21/2021 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to Glade1; I tagged her with it.
I hope you'll enjoy reading it! :)

Journal Entry 8 by glade1 at McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 1, 2021
Got in today's mail. Thanks for the tag, Bookworm-lady!

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