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The Shuttle

The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets about to rectify matters. She meets Lord Mount Dunstan, an impoverished earl, who lives nearby and they fall in love, but he cannot speak because it would look as if he were after her money...

This is a romance but it is also about the rejuvenating effects of Americans and American money on a somewhat decadent English aristocracy.

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THE SHUTTLE

By Frances Hodgson Burnett

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. THE WEAVING OF THE SHUTTLE II. A LACK OF PERCEPTION III. YOUNG LADY ANSTRUTHERS IV. A MISTAKE OF THE POSTBOY'S V. ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC VI. AN UNFAIR ENDOWMENT VII. ON BOARD THE "MERIDIANA" VIII. THE SECOND CLASS PASSENGER IX. LADY JANE GREY X. "IS LADY ANSTRUTHERS AT HOME?" XI. "I THOUGHT YOU HAD ALL FORGOTTEN" XII. UGHTRED XIII. ONE OF THE NEW YORK DRESSES XIV. IN THE GARDENS XV. THE FIRST MAN XVI. THE PARTICULAR INCIDENT XVII. TOWNLINSON & SHEPPARD XVIII. THE FIFTEENTH EARL OF MOUNT DUNSTAN XIX. SPRING IN BOND STREET XX. THINGS OCCUR IN STORNHAM VILLAGE XXI. KEDGERS XXII. ONE OF MR. VANDERPOEL'S LETTERS XXIII. INTRODUCING G. SELDEN XXIV. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF STORNHAM XXV. "WE BEGAN TO MARRY THEM, MY GOOD FELLOW!" XXVI... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 21, 2016
Subject: Review The Shuttle
Applause- standing ovation- simply one of the best books I have ever listened to. Known only as Tabithat - the narrator was splendid and did a marvelous job. I really did not want this book to end. Chapter by chapter she draws you in and you feel every piece of the story as she reads it to you. This is surely one of France's best works. I highly recommend it. :0)
Reviewer: - October 19, 2013
Subject: The Shuttle
The title of this book doesn't do it justice. The book is extraordinary, awesome. Beautifully read I felt like this reader was there in that time. I hated to see it end. A very awesome book.
Reviewer: - June 13, 2013
Subject: Unexpectedly spectacular!
What a marvelous book. Very suspenseful, melodramatic and thrilling. It was read beautifully, on top of all that. Thank you.


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