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The House at Tyneford

A Novel

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Fans of Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden and TVs Downton Abbey will love this sweeping New York Times bestselling historical novel of love and loss. 
The start of an affair, the end of an era.
It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When the master of Tyneford’s young son, Kit, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford—and Elise—forever.

Customer Reviews

The House at Tyneford

The book is very well written. I couldn't put it down after I picked it up. The story gets you hooked on what's happening but then it takes a turn and became not enjoyable and creepy. The whole book was good up until the last few chapters.

The House at Tyneford

I really enjoyed this story. Told from the the perspective of a Jewish teenager as she matures into adulthood far away from her Viennese privileged background. A domestic refugee working in a upper class English household. She goes from Mozart to dust mops. She learns life lessons, about work, first love, pride in her accomplishments, love for her new homeland, loss, and acceptance. A very good read.


Much too sad for my taste. Great story, well-written, but heart-breaking.

The House at Tyneford
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Dec 27, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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