House of Men

When Kate Mitchell was offered the job of part time secretary at Tor Fret, a lonely old house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that the household was composed only of men.Her employer, Maurice Rossiter, an embittered victim of polio, was subject to alternative fits of temper and depression Even so, Kate found it difficult to understand his peculiar hatred of hWhen Kate Mitchell was offered the job of part time secretary at Tor Fret, a lonely old house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that the household was composed only of men.Her employer, Maurice Rossiter, an embittered victim of polio, was subject to alternative fits of temper and depression Even so, Kate found it difficult to understand his peculiar hatred of his elder brother Logan, on whose charity Maurice was obliged to depend But when she accidentally stumbled upon Maurice with Logan s fiance , she became aware of some of the secrets of Tor Fret, and realized she was getting too deeply involved with Logan Rossiter and the other inhabitants of the mysterious household.
House of Men When Kate Mitchell was offered the job of part time secretary at Tor Fret a lonely old house on the Northumberland fells she had no idea that the household was composed only of men Her employer Mau

  • Title: House of Men
  • Author: Catherine Marchant
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “House of Men”

    1. I happened to find this gem at our local library and once I began reading I couldn't put it down.Our heroine Kate lives a happy existence with her two doting parents on the quiet and isolated moors. Jilted by the man she loves and her father's worsening health she decides to find work closer to home.She find the Rossiter mansion needs a secretary and she applies. Meeting the disfigured youngest Rossiter surprises her but the goings on on the property are shocking in deed. The oldest Rossiter is [...]

    2. Back Cover Blurb:When Kate Mitchell applied for a job at Tor-Fret, a lonely house on the Northumberland fells, she had no idea that it was composed only of men. She could not understand her moody employer and his hatred of his brother, but slowly she begins to discover some of the secrets of the house.

    3. More of a historical romantic mystery with only slight Gothic elements (I'm always hoping for a true Gothic in these forays into older novels), this novel nevertheless won me over. The writing was solid, and the lead character surprisingly independent and strong for the date of publication (1963). As I avoid reading most romances, I've never read this author's work before and was pleasantly surprised at her skills.Plot: private secretary takes a job at the "house of men," an estate inhabited by [...]

    4. One of my earliest reads via the school library book club. A great read as a teenager. I still enjoy reading this book to this day. A contemporary novel set in the 1970s time it was written.

    5. As expected another great book by Catherine Cookson. A story of family betrayal that "practical Kate" finds herself caught up in.

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