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The Seraphim Room [Ebook] ➠ The Seraphim Room ➦ Edith Olivier – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Seraphim Room is the story of Lilian and Emily two half sisters who live together under the watch of their domineering father Together they whittle their days away under the claustrophobic roof of The Seraphim Room is the story of Lilian and Emily two half sisters who live together under the watch of their domineering father Together they whittle their days away under the claustrophobic roof of The Seraphim PDF/EPUB or the dusty and decaying Chilvester House Shut away from the wider world it looks like the two siblings might grow to be old spinsters together That is until Emily encounters the charming Christopher Honythorne on a rare evening out Emily basks in her new found freedom and realises that there is a whole other world beyond the isolated existence she has experienced But when Emily uickly becomes infatuated with Christopher their tangled interactions could soon bring misery than joy to Emily's secluded life Particularly as Chilvester House already has a very unfortunate life expectancy for the women who live under its roof.


2 thoughts on “The Seraphim Room

  1. Cabbie Cabbie says:

    The Seraphim Room by Edith Olivier is a story driven by the character of Mr Chilvester twice widowed and living with his two daughters the invalid Lilian and the teenage Emily The lease on their home passes through the male line and Mr Chilvester knowing that the name of the family would die with him transfers all his passion into his houseThe story is set shortly after 1928 and the passing of the Flappers' Vote It relates what happens when the intransigence of Mr Chilvester comes up against Emily's romantic aspirations and the youthful exuberance of the young architect Christopher Honeythorne Chilvester is an old fashioned Victorian patriarch whereas Honeythorne shows all the spirit and modernism of the Roaring Twenties Initially Chilvester appears uite comical but when his authority is threatened the darkness of his character is revealedEdith Olivier's writing style is rather old fashioned and reflects the class and period of the subject matter The characters' actions may seem far fetched but there are still plenty of parents alive today whose religion or upbringing have taught them like Chilvester to think that Lillian being only a girl meant nothing


  2. Sally Sally says:

    Although I loved Olivier's 'Love Child' this like 'Dwarf's Blood' is a really weird but not particularly good novel I was uite caught up in the opening chapter where cowed daughters Emily and the invalid Lilian spend their lives in a cloistered existence in a cathedral close Their mothers dead their father autocratic his only interest his houseall promised muchBut the whole tale just degenerates into silliness as we meet the independent society lady Clodia whose 'seraphim room' so named for its 'six wings' means a few incidents of people inadvertently overhearing things they weren't meant toAs Emily is invited over and meets a new set notably architect Christopher and as said architect takes steps to force the irascible father to have proper sanitation installed in his beloved house it all becomes too ridiculous for wordsMaybe 3 for the writing but let down by the storyline


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