Kate Sutton is all arms and legs. She possesses none of her sister Alicia’s honey-eyed beauty, but is intelligent and willful like her grandfather. It is an injustice, then, when Kate is falsely accused of Alicia’s wrongdoing and is banished to remote Elvenwood Hall. But the world Kate encounters in Derbyshire, England, is so strange and otherworldly that she has little time for regret. Elvenwood Hall has another, secret name - the Perilous Gard - and a mysterious history to go with it. It isn’t long before Kate has a hundred questions about her new home. Who are the Fairy Folk? What is Master John’s dark intent? And who is the Lady in the Green? Soon, she is deep in a terrifying adventure and a daring attempt to rescue Christopher Heron from strange and unimaginable forces.
©1974 Elizabeth Marie Pope (P)1992 Recorded Books
This book is a classic that I enjoyed back when it was on cassette, and now I can finally listen on my iPod. Jill Tanner's performance is strong, and her character voices are all distinct without being over the top. If you like historical fiction, romance or mysteries this story will hook you in- although it is considered a children's book it can b enjoyed by all ages. My one concern is that in some places the audio seems to go fuzzy for a few seconds at a time, but I'm not sure if this is a result of conversion from a less clear original recording.
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