West Cornwall: 1752. The Penhale Trilogy: Book One
John Penhale has been served an ultimatum in the will of his Aunt Selina: “Marry within the year or lose your inheritance.”
Fighting off an attack by a highwayman as he returns to his farm near Lamorna, he is followed home by Teresa — a gypsy girl who changes his life forever.
First published in 1923, The Owls’ House follows the fortunes of John and Teresa Penhale and their two children Ortho and Eli — exploits that turn a family saga into a rip-roaring adventure sweeping across Cornwall, Morocco and the high seas.
New revised and edited edition.
Period comments about The Owls’ House
“I will content myself with saying—read the book: you will not be disappointed”
The Saturday Review, 1924
“Mr Crosbie Garstin, still hot in the pursuit of adventure, has given of his best in this stirring 18th century romance”
Aberdeen Journal, 1924
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