Wideacre

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 407 ratings

Wideacre Publisher's Summary

Featuring a foreword recorded exclusively for Audible by Philippa Gregory and an interview with the author.

Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover.

Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

Sexual and willful, she believes that the only way to achieve control over Wideacre is through a series of horrible crimes, and no-one escapes the consequences of her need to possess the land.

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  • Book 1

    • Wideacre

    • Wideacre, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshing

    • By Ruth on 11-11-17

    Regular price: $30.98

  • Book 2

    • The Favoured Child

    • Wideacre, Book 2
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Reader but Repetitive and Disappointing

    • By Reademandweep on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $30.98

  • Book 3

    • Meridon

    • Wideacre, Book 3
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The third volume in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. Set in the 18th century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory, the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show while her sister, Dandy, risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than book 1 & 2

    • By mary j aboughadareh on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $30.98