"Starred Review. With its top-notch writing, strong character development, and excellent plot, this will be on the ...list of Downton Abbey fans, historical fiction readers, and family saga buffs." - Library Journal
"Engaging....A carefully crafted, touching historical that achieves exactly the right note of rewarding readability." - Kirkus Reviews
"A pleasurably subtle web of connections... a beguilingly effortless read." - Daily Mail (UK)
"An affecting, intelligent debut." - The Guardian (UK)
"We are reminded of Brideshead Revisited...well observed." - Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"Rich and absorbing ... personalities are sharpened by Wilhide's fine ear for dialogue and her wry sense of humor. The novel's real value lies in its detail, the patches of finely embroidered description, and in its subtle observation of behavior and tastes." - Financial Times (UK)
"A panoramic view of family life ... any reader who loves history and houses will enjoy this verbal magic lantern show." - Charlotte Moore, author of Hancox: A House and a Family
"Ashenden is an engrossing debut by one of Britain's leading writers on design and interiors. This book is a sparkling jewel: full of fascinating detail, high drama and sly wit." - Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire
"I adored this book; I saw it as a sort of love letter to a vanished way of life, and a slice of English history at the same time, tracing as it does the lives of all the people who lived in Ashenden, a beautiful English country house, for over two hundred years. It's very touching and very compelling." - Penny Vincenzi, author of Another Woman
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