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The House at Riverton

A Novel

by Kate Morton

The House at Riverton
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2008, 480 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2009, 480 pages

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The British Class System
As she mentions in her notes at the end of the book, the whole concept of nobility and servant classes fascinates Morton. I think many people who aren't familiar with such a strict class system,  notably Americans and Australians like Morton,  are also intrigued by the thought that there could have been a whole class of people whose unalterable life purpose was to serve others. The first book I read that introduced me to ...

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