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Blood on the Wood

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When Nell makes her visit to Oxfordshire to pick up the Boucher, the Venn property is hosting a meeting of the newly-formed Scipians, an off-shoot of the Fabian society, and is thus a seething mass of vegetarians, pacifists, socialists, and assorted working-class intellectuals who are combining a week-end in the country with earnest political discussion enlivened by Morris dancing. Philomena Venn, the deceased owner of the painting and her husband Oliver were upper-middle-class radicals and strong supporters of the movement. Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime---a brutal murder in which she is now personally embroiled. The announcement is all the more dramatic as David, Philomena's son, is already engaged, to the much more suitable Felicia. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The p Blood on the Wood, by Gillian Linscott, b-plus, Produced by Isis Audio and purchased as compact discs from audio editions.

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Blood On The Wood by Gillian Linscott

blood on the wood linscott gillian

It's the downtrodden waif who turns up dead during Nell's quasi-sanctioned theft. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England. What is admirable about all this is not only Linscott's deft handling of the mystery, so that she is able to spread suspicion over almost everyone involved, but her approach to the problems presented by the historical novel. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. Nell would rather have a good night's sleep, but she is startled, as is everyone else present, by David Venn's dramatic announcement of his engagement to Daisy, a red-haired fiddle player and poor country lass.

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BLOOD ON THE WOOD by Gillian Linscott

blood on the wood linscott gillian

It is this girl that is murdered. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. Nell finds herself pulled into investigating the murder. Modern readers may smile at the naivety, but cannot doubt the commitment or take pleasure in the failure. The fine amateur sleuth theme is cleverly enhanced by unpretentious looks at early twentieth century society mostly by the extended Venn family, suffragette sisters, or the heroine. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cots Blood on the Wood, by Gillian Linscott, b-plus, Produced by Isis Audio and purchased as compact discs from audio editions.

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Nor was it exclusively political change--Linscott here reminds us of the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement and the folk revival as part of a larger cultural shift. Very good with historical background of the suffragette movement in England organized by Emeline Pankhurst. There is, as in the other books in this series, especially the later ones, a sense of brooding melancholy colouring the resolution. Someone murdered the victim and as Nell explains to the constable why she was in the house, she vows to herself to uncover the identity of the culprit so can clear her name. But Linscott not only knows her period, she knows why it ought to matter to the contemporary reader, not as fact but as feeling.

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Gillian Linscott

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Gillian Linscott Born 27 September 1944 , Occupation Author Language English Nationality English Genre Mystery Notable awards The The Herodotus Award for the Best International Historical Mystery Novel Partner Anthony Joseph Vincent Geraghty Gillian Linscott born 27 September 1944 is a British author. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. A sinister folk song comes to life in a civilized middle-class household as Nell Bray Dead Man Riding, 2003, etc. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime - a brutal murder in which she is now personally embroiled.

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Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime---a brutal murder. Back in the Cotswolds, Nell plots to steal the genuine article when her appeal to the better nature of Mrs. In the end, the simply erotic view of women represented by the painting emerges as pleasant alternative. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette and amateur sleuth Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. Britons in 1904 were gasping for change and hopeful of achieving it. When Oliver refuses to hand over the real painting, his son, political activist Daniel Venn, suggests an alternative plan to Nell: Why doesn't she break into the house and switch the paintings? I really didn't pick whodunnit right till the last few pages. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake! When Oliver refuses to hand over the real painting, his son, political activist Daniel Venn, suggests an alternative plan to Nell: Why doesn't she break into the house and switch the paintings? There are left-wing activists camping on the land, and Daniel makes a surprise announcement that he is going to marry one of the camp members to rescue her from her home life.

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BLOOD ON THE WOOD by Gillian Linscott

blood on the wood linscott gillian

Against her better judgment she agrees, and in the process she uncovers a far more serious crime---a brutal murder in which she is now personally embroiled. So, when a splinter group of the Fabians - the Scipians - gathers to camp at the Venn estate, Nell decides to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, by sounding out the Scipians' commitment to women's suffrage while confronting Venn about the painting. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette volunteer Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. When the suffragette movement is bequeathed a valuable painting by campaigner Philomena Venn, suffragette volunteer Nell Bray agrees to retrieve it. The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. Member Nell Bray goes to collect the painting so that the group can sell it for a needed influx of cash. When she receives a forgery from the deceased's family and the widower refuses to do the right thing by his wife, Nell takes it upon herself to steal the real one and replace it with the fake.

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blood on the wood linscott gillian

Daniel has also just got himself engaged to a silent, abused member of the agrarian classes, no matter that he's already engaged to quite a nice woman of his own sort. When Oliver refuses to hand over the real painting, his son, political activist Daniel Venn, suggests an alternative plan to Nell: Why doesn't she break into the house and switch the paintings? But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake! The plan is simple: Collect the picture from Philomena's widower, Oliver, take it to Christie's, and sell it to raise much-needed funds. Why then is Oliver behaving in so patently dishonest a way by withholding the genuine picture? Click on a plot link to find similar books! A tightly written tangle of women loved and lusted after by men both greedy and well-intentioned. She is married to author and lives in. Like the 20th century itself, nothing begun is likely to end as well as one might have hoped.

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BLOOD ON THE WOOD by Gillian Linscott

blood on the wood linscott gillian

But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake! It all happened because a valuable painting, bequeathed to the Women's Social and Political Union, turned out to be a fake - commissioned after its owner's death by her husband, Oliver Venn. The late Philomena Venn, a first generation Suffragette, has bequeathed a French canvas of a naked young woman to the Cause. However, the switch is deferred when Nell finds a corpse. The historical detail, from ladies' fashions to radical politics, merges unobtrusively with the mystery through the likable and entertaining voice of the intrepid Nell. But Nell is in for a surprise when she returns from the Vennes' home in the Cotswolds: The painting he has given her is a fake! Her sleuthing skills emerge naturally from her forthright personality, as do her well-reasoned forays into the woods in the dead of night after a killer.

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Blood on the wood (Book, 2003) [vitecgroup.it]

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Venn's house in the middle of the night proves rather easy. This eleventh of her novels to feature militant suffragette Nell Bray is set around 1904 at a time of considerable political and cultural ferment in Great Britain. Highly recommended, as is the entire series. Once again, Gillian Linscott guides her delightfully starchy heroine through the politics, personalities, and perils of early twentieth-century England. When she arrives, she finds the Venn household distracted by a new complication: One of Mrs. Linscott's spirited suffragette, Nell Bray, finds herself explaining to the police how she discovered a body in the course of a midnight robbery as this mystery of murder and politics in early 1900s Britain gets underway. She worked as a journalist for the , , and , before becoming a novelist, specialising in crime writing.

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