The Property of a Gentleman ePUB ´ of a Kindle

The Property of a Gentleman ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ The Property of a Gentleman ✍ Author Catherine Gaskin – Thomashillier.co.uk There were treasures at Thirlbeck, homeof the th Earl of Askew Treasures beyond one s wildest dreams Then lovely young antique dealer Joanna Roswell and her mentor pay a visit to Thirlbeck, and are co There were treasures at Thirlbeck, homeof the of a Kindle × th Earl of Askew Treasures beyond one s wildest dreams Then lovely young antique dealer Joanna The Property eBook ☆ Roswell and her mentor pay a visit to Thirlbeck, and are confronted not only with rare splendors of the past, but with the shadow Property of a eBook ¸ that has darkened Thirlbeck forthan three centuries.


10 thoughts on “The Property of a Gentleman

  1. Misfit Misfit says:

    There had been no thought of refusal when Gerald had suggested that I join him on this visit, seemingly casual, unbidden so far as I was concerned, to Thirlbeck, home of Robert Birkett, 18th Earl of Askew, where we might find treasures, or perhaps in Gerald s favourite phrases a load of old rubbish That s really all you need to know about the plot plucky heroine joins her older coworker at an art auction company to assess the goods inside a crumbling old house in the Lake District TherThere had been no thought of refusal when Gerald had suggested that I join him on this visit, seemingly casual, unbidden so far as I was concerned, to Thirlbeck, home of Robert Birkett, 18th Earl of Askew, where we might find treasures, or perhaps in Gerald s favourite phrases a load of old rubbish That s really all you need to know about the plot plucky heroine joins her older coworker at an art auction company to assess the goods inside a crumbling old house in the Lake District There are plenty of twists and turns, creepy mists, narrow, dangerous paths, long lost art treasures, a huge diamond that may or may not carry a curse, a ghost or is there a ghost , and oh those dogs, especially the ghosty one that pops up out of nowhere.Plenty of fun, and since this is set in the 1970s, plenty of cigarettes Mary Stewart fans should feel right at home.My copy obtained via Kindle Unlimited


  2. Dorcas Dorcas says:

    A week or so ago I was approached by the publisher Great Stories With Heart and asked if I would be interested in reading for review a new release in eformat of an old book by Catherine Gaskin Catherine Gaskin Never heard of her But I looked up her books, read reviews and became very excited What is good to know, and what I think is rather special about her work is that each book revolves on a certain topic such as antiques, falconey, whiskey making, glass making etc and she builds a det A week or so ago I was approached by the publisher Great Stories With Heart and asked if I would be interested in reading for review a new release in eformat of an old book by Catherine Gaskin Catherine Gaskin Never heard of her But I looked up her books, read reviews and became very excited What is good to know, and what I think is rather special about her work is that each book revolves on a certain topic such as antiques, falconey, whiskey making, glass making etc and she builds a detailed story character list around that subject.In the property of a gentleman the story s focus is antiques the main character, an antique appraiser.In a nutshell, a young woman who works for Hardy s antiques loses her mother in a tragic plane crash in Switzerland To give her a change in scenery so to speak, her mentor, an older man named Gerald, invites her to go with him to the Lake District to appraise the contents of an old Tudor manor which has been cut off from the public for most if its 400 years The owner, the 13th earl, is a man who served time in prison for the manslaughter of his wife and child and who has very little interest in antiquities except for how much champaigne they will buy He is accompanied by his Spanish mistress, the Condesa.What should have been a three day trip is extended to several weeks when Gerald suffers a heart attack Joanna is placed in the Spanish woman s room a young bride who died under very mysterious circumstances several hundred years ago and who s body has never been foundThe author paints the Lake District beautifully and I especially liked the eight Irish wolfhounds who seem to rule the manor eventhan the earl There is a 200 carat diamond accompanied by a curse , hidden panels, many works of art, a pair of golden eagles nesting where no eagle has produced young for 200 years, and a love interest So lots of interest here and I m really just scratching the surface.The writer takes her time to tell a story I m not saying its slow or at least, I didn t find it so but she takes her time to lay the groundwork and build the story layer by layer which adds richness and allows you to take in and savor the details.So did I like it I loved it This wont be my last Gaskin by a long shot and I really appreciate the opportunity to read for review the new e copy Lets hope her others are also rereleased in due course CONTENT SEX One scene fade to black VIOLENCE MildPROFANITY MildPARANORMAL ELEMENTS phantom wolfhound Spanish ghost The diamond s curse These are left for the reader to believe or not.DRUGS DRINK A LOT of smoking and A LOT of drinkingMY RATING Strong PG or mild PG 13 for sexual content


  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    Rating Clarification 4.5 Stars


  4. The Lit Bitch The Lit Bitch says:

    Mystery, suspense, a touch of romance, and an old family curse haunt the pages of this engrossing novel I don t know that I would call it entirely gothic but if does have some gothic elements to it the rambling house, a family in ruin, a ancient curse and some unexplained paranormal activity.I loved her use of the setting The Lake District is both enchanting.harsh and beautiful all at the same time I thought the setting added a lot of atmosphere to the tale and gave it an almost damp or co Mystery, suspense, a touch of romance, and an old family curse haunt the pages of this engrossing novel I don t know that I would call it entirely gothic but if does have some gothic elements to it the rambling house, a family in ruin, a ancient curse and some unexplained paranormal activity.I loved her use of the setting The Lake District is both enchanting.harsh and beautiful all at the same time I thought the setting added a lot of atmosphere to the tale and gave it an almost damp or cool and haughty feel to it Loved loved loved the setting for this novel.I haven t read anything by Gaskin before, nor have I really heard anything about her novels I understand from other reviewers that her style is very unique and that each book works with a specific topic such as antiques, glass making, falconry etc This book was clearly about antiques andspecifically, art work I thought that was a unique and intriguing feature of this novel.This novel was probably not considered historical fiction even though it has some reference to the Tudor era and the 1940 s, it set in the 1960 s soor less a modern novel However it had a historic feel to it with all the references to the other eras.My biggest issue in the novel was the lack of romance I wasn t expecting too much romance because I thought it wasabout the family and the mysterious curse but then there were hints of a romance at the beginning.So I was a little disappointed by that and therefore gave it 4 stars instead of 5 This novel fellinto the gothic suspense category for me rather than gothic romance.Gaskin s writing style reminded me of a cross between Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt, so if you are a fan of either of those authors I would think you would enjoy Gaskin s novels See my full review here


  5. Cphe Cphe says:

    If you enjoy the work of Mary Stewart then you are sure to appreciate this gothic, suspense, gentle romance This is the story of Joanna Roswell who is apprenticed at Hardy s an antiques firm of renown Joanna and her mentor Gerald Stanton travel to Thirlbeck the home of Robert Birkett, Earl of Askew The estate has fallen on hard times and their task is to evaluate a painting by Rembrandt.Thirlbeck is a house filled with secrets, unknown treasures and a curse that must be resolved I really enj If you enjoy the work of Mary Stewart then you are sure to appreciate this gothic, suspense, gentle romance This is the story of Joanna Roswell who is apprenticed at Hardy s an antiques firm of renown Joanna and her mentor Gerald Stanton travel to Thirlbeck the home of Robert Birkett, Earl of Askew The estate has fallen on hard times and their task is to evaluate a painting by Rembrandt.Thirlbeck is a house filled with secrets, unknown treasures and a curse that must be resolved I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding the young Spanish Woman and the Lake District with it s mists and dangerous fells Some of the story lagged in places, and the romance certainly wasn t as pronounced as I would have liked However I thought it was an interesting offering from an underrated author of a bygone time


  6. Shirley Ford Shirley Ford says:

    Catherine Gaskin first published this book in hardback in 1974 and now it is available for the first time as an ebook.With a magnificent but gloomy ancestral home in need of repair an elderly retainer by the name of Tolson, set in wild moor land on the edge of a national park in Cumbria mix them together with a bit of mystery, intrigue and romance, and what do you get The makings of a brilliant story The story centres around Thirlbeck, home of the Earls of Askew The 18th Earl, Robert Birket Catherine Gaskin first published this book in hardback in 1974 and now it is available for the first time as an ebook.With a magnificent but gloomy ancestral home in need of repair an elderly retainer by the name of Tolson, set in wild moor land on the edge of a national park in Cumbria mix them together with a bit of mystery, intrigue and romance, and what do you get The makings of a brilliant story The story centres around Thirlbeck, home of the Earls of Askew The 18th Earl, Robert Birkett, has reluctantly returned, needing money and has asked his old school friend, Gerald, to visit with the purpose of valuing and selling off the art and antiquities Gerald has worked for Hardy s, a large auction house in London for many years and mentors a young woman called Joanne She accompanies him to Thirlbeck, acting as his assistant and driver Her life isinterwoven with Thirlbeck than she ever imagined The house and farmland now need vast amounts of investment to restore the estate to its former glory.The characters are wonderful, especially Tolson, a strange man, just the sort of character you would expect to find in an old house such as this Tolson has cared for the house for many years in the absence of the Earl and in many ways looks upon it as his home, with his own relatives employed on the estate.This book, although of its time, is so well written The descriptions of the characters, the house and the surrounding countryside are quite evocative Gaskin describes everything in great detail, but that doesn t prevent the reader from using their imagination I particularly like the pack of family pet dogs, interwoven in the story, who became almost mystical in their behavour The story builds slowly and inexorably, with many twists and turns.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading other Catherine Gaskin ebooks


  7. Mack Mack says:

    I don t think I have ever read a Catherine Gaskin book and it won t be my last I love unlocking puzzles as this story goes between the inhabitants of Thirlbeck the stately home of the Earl of Askew and the past and present residents Lots of legends and interesting treasures with a dark shadow from a few centuries ago.


  8. Li Li says:

    I ve a bit of a soft spot for modern Gothics, and so when I was offered a review copy of Catherine Gaskin s THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, I took one look at the blurb and was sold.The book was first published in 1974, so falls into the category of past contemporary stories that always intrigues me Social norms and s of a bygone era are captured unconsciously on the pages because the era is not at all historical to the author it s the present, and as a result, I feel as though I get this I ve a bit of a soft spot for modern Gothics, and so when I was offered a review copy of Catherine Gaskin s THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, I took one look at the blurb and was sold.The book was first published in 1974, so falls into the category of past contemporary stories that always intrigues me Social norms and s of a bygone era are captured unconsciously on the pages because the era is not at all historical to the author it s the present, and as a result, I feel as though I get this sneaky peek into what life really was like back then always allowing for any author biases and artistic licence, of course It s the little things that add an extra dimension to the story for me in PROPERTY, we have Jo, the heroine, smoking cigarettes with wild abandon and in bed and all the characters appear to have cigarette cases of their own.As for the story itself, you re immediately plunged into the mystery that is Thirlbeck, this isolated manor with hidden art treasures in the middle of the Lake District The brooding country house atmosphere of Thirlbeck contrasted nicely with Jo s trips to the metropolis that was London, which certainly felt very real and had a genuinely British feel which made a single throwaway reference to soccer all thejarring and had me wondering whether I d missed the fact Jo was American she wasn t That aside, I did like Jo s London, especially when we spent time at the art auction house where she worked loosely modelled on Christie s, according to the author s note If you were wondering, the title of the book comes from that world, and I thoroughly enjoyed the related nuggets of information scattered throughout the book There could be heartbreak behind the sale of some single item, or a whole collection, cloaked, the owner hoped, by the discretion of Hardy s and under the obscure designation of The Property of a Gentleman , or some other kindly shield and salve for pride.Catherine Gaskin The Property of a Gentleman Kindle Locations 216 217 Corazon Books.However, I have to say that I felt a bit let down by the romance subplot Although the eventual romantic interest was telegraphed clearly to any romance reader, there was something lacking I was left thinking it could have beenBut I loved Jo s independence and the way she tackled life There was a nice twist at the end, which I didn t see coming at all make of that what you will I admit to being notoriously oblivious at times , and an ending that tied up loose ends rather nicely.So a satisfying read overall I d never heard of Catherine Gaskin before this, but having looked her up, I can see she was a prolific writer, and I can only hopeof her backlist gets released in digital form As an aside, I wonder what people will be saying about today s contemporaries in fifty years time Review copy courtesy of the publisher.A version originally published on my blog


  9. Carol Preston Carol Preston says:

    Couldn t get into this I gave up a quarter of the way through Something I rarely do.


  10. Amy Reed Amy Reed says:

    This is my favorite book by Catherine Gaskin and one I can read over and over again.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *