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The author of the book: Norah Lofts
Language: English
ISBN: 0449244660
ISBN 13: 9780449244661
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 32.67 MB
Edition: Fawcett Books
Date of issue: November 12th 1981
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In 1846, the Donner Parter set out for the "Promised Land"...

They were leaving the hot, arid country of Utah and Nevada behind. They were heading for California, land of opportunity -- beautiful, green, and rich.

And they were all going together.

There was Mahitabel Smith, who loved God. She was married to a weak, cowardly man. She hoped that California would change her family's luck.

There was Cordy Warren, who loved his friends. He had come from England. California would mean a new life...and a second chance.

There was Nancy Jurer, who loved herself. She was a New Orleans madam gone broke. She hoped California would make her and her talented girls rich.

And there was Dave Glenny, who loved no one. He was a mean, brawny Welshman who thought he could make a fortune in the wide-open West -- even if he had to kill to get it.

This is the story of the infamous Donner Party incident -- a strange crew of people on an even stranger journey. A journey that was to end in a horrifying decision. A decision so incredible, so devastating that it would change the lives of every one of them.

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Ebook Winter Harvest read Online! Also published using the pseudonyms Juliet Astley and Peter Curtis

Norah Lofts, née Norah Robinson, (27 August 1904–10 September 1983) was a 20th century best-selling British author. She wrote over fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote non-fiction and short stories. Many of her novels, including her Suffolk Trilogy, follow the history of a specific house and the residents that lived in it.

Lofts was born in Shipdham, Norfolk in England. She also wrote under the pen names Peter Curtis and Juliet Astley. Norah Lofts chose to release her murder-mystery novels under the pen name Peter Curtis because she did not want the readers of her historic fiction to pick up a murder-mystery novel and expect classic Norah Lofts historical fiction. However, the murders still show characteristic Norah Lofts elements. Most of her historical novels fall into two general categories: biographical novels about queens, among them Anne Boleyn, Isabella of Castile, and Catherine of Aragon; and novels set in East Anglia centered around the fictitious town of Baildon (patterned largely on Bury St. Edmunds). Her creation of this fictitious area of England is reminiscent of Thomas Hardy's creation of "Wessex"; and her use of recurring characters such that the protagonist of one novel appears as a secondary character in others is even more reminiscent of William Faulkner's work set in "Yoknapatawpha County," Mississippi. Norah Lofts' work set in East Anglia in the 1930s and 1940s shows great concern with the very poor in society and their inability to change their conditions. Her approach suggests an interest in the social reformism that became a feature of British post-war society.

Several of her novels were turned into films. Jassy was filmed as Jassy (1947) starring Margaret Lockwood and Dennis Price. You're Best Alone was filmed as Guilt is My Shadow (1950). The Devil's Own (also known as The Little Wax Doll and Catch As Catch Can) was filmed as The Witches (1966). The film 7 Women was directed by John Ford and based on the story Chinese Finale by Norah Lofts.


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