The Dower HouseThe Dower House

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Praise For The Dower House

  • A New York Times Notable Nook of the Year
  • Publishers Weekly starred review
  • New York Post - The Greats of '98 (Ten Best Novels of the Year)


The prose is so evocative that I blinked occasionally when I realized the page in front of me was white, and not the faded green of velvet curtains and overgrown gardens. The book feels like a Christmas dinner: rich, heavy extravagant, lush - and traditional in a way that no one would dream of objecting to.

- The New York Times Book Review

A rich comic, tender evocation of Ireland's dwindling, splendid Anglo-Irish....Fine and poignant.

- Kirkus Reviews

If the author of Castle Rackrent and Belinda has a contemporary heir, that may well be Annabel Davis-Goff, whose fine new novel, The Dower House, refracts some of the world she depicted in her 1989 Memoir Walled Gardens...Davis-Goff is a find. The Dower House may depict a damp and worn-out world, but the novel itself stays crisp and invigorating.

- Washington Post Book World

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