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The Guinness girls, A hint of a scandal : a novel, Emily Hourican

Label
The Guinness girls, A hint of a scandal : a novel
Title
The Guinness girls
Title part
A hint of a scandal : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Emily Hourican
Title variation
Hint of a scandal : a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the dawn of the 1930s and the three privileged Guinness sisters, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh, settle into becoming wives and mothers: Aileen in Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Maureen in Clandeboye in Northern Ireland, and Oonagh in Rutland Place in London. But while Britain becomes increasingly politically polarised, Aileen, Maureen and Oonagh discover conflict within their own marriages. Oonagh's dream of romantic love is countered by her husband's lies; the intense nature of Maureen's marriage means passion, but also rows; while Aileen begins to discover that, for her, being married offers far less than she had expected. Meanwhile, Kathleen, a housemaid from their childhood home in Glenmaroon, travels between the three sisters, helping, listening, watching - even as her own life brings her into conflict with the clash between fascism and communism. As affairs are uncovered and secrets exposed, the three women begin to realise that their guiled upbringing could not have prepared them for the realities of married life, nor for the scandals that seem to follow them around
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Cataloging source
QMC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hourican, Emily
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Guinness girls
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guinness family
  • Mitford family
  • Sisters
  • Married women
  • Scandals
  • Wealth
  • Socialites
  • Nineteen thirties
  • London (England)
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The Guinness girls, A hint of a scandal : a novel, Emily Hourican
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23805772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 488 pages
Isbn
9781529352924
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021065367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The Guinness girls, A hint of a scandal : a novel, Emily Hourican
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23805772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 488 pages
Isbn
9781529352924
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021065367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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