Poet s Cottage Poets had always lived there the locals claimed It was as if the house called to its ownWhen Sadie inherits Poet s Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt she sets out to discover all she

  • Title: Poet's Cottage
  • Author: Josephine Pennicott
  • ISBN: 9781742610894
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed It was as if the house called to its ownWhen Sadie inherits Poet s Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow Pearl was a children s writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour She was also violently murdered in thePoets had always lived there, the locals claimed It was as if the house called to its ownWhen Sadie inherits Poet s Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow Pearl was a children s writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour She was also violently murdered in the cellar of Poet s Cottage, i and her murderer never found Sadie grew up with a loving version of Pearl through her mother, but her aunt Thomasina tells a different story, one of a self obsessed, abusive and licentious woman And Pearl s biographer, Birdie Pinkerton, has than enough reason to discredit her.As Sadie and her daughter Betty work to uncover the truth, strange events begin to occur in the cottage And as the terrible secret in the cellar threads its way into the present day, it reveals a truth shocking than the decades long rumours Poet s Cottage is a beautiful and haunting mystery of families, bohemia, truth, creativity, lies, memory and murder.

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    1. Set in Pencubbit, a fictional fishing town in Tasmania, Poet's Cottage is a story of scandal, intrigue and family. Pearl Tatlow, an eccentric children's author, was brutally murdered in Poet's Cottage in 1936, while her young daughters Thomasina and Marguerite, played in the garden. Her killer was never identified. Seventy or so years later Marguerite's daughter, Sadie along with her teenage daughter Betty, moves into Poet's Cottage to write a book about Pearl, the woman revered by her mother bu [...]


    2. This is Australian author Josephine Pennicott’s first non-fantasy novel - at least according to . Her website indicates she has several others written prior to this one, but I haven’t read them, and my library doesn’t have them.I enjoyed this one, although I do not read a lot in the Gothic mystery genre. At the time of reading, I did feel there were some points that were laboured over, although I can’t recall what they were now. This was a readable book, but not one that gripped me from [...]


    3. This is a wonderful, haunting piece of work that starts in the present day when newly divorced Sadie, along with her teenage daughter, Betty, moves to the sea-village of Pencubitt in Tasmania to claim an inheritance, the benignly and yet appropriately named, Poet's Cottage. On arrival, Sadie finds herself welcomed by both the rather closed and somewhat eccentric community and the gorgeous house that, according to locals, needs a writer and, particularly a Tatlow, to bring it to life. Once the ho [...]


    4. Josephine Pennicott has written three dark fantasy novels, and won three Scarlet Stiletto Awards from the Sisters in Crime Australia, so it's no surprise that her latest offering, POET'S COTTAGE has a little of the sensibility of both genres.Set in the small, fictional town of Pencubbit in Tasmania, POET'S COTTAGE is really a story about generational memory. Sadie, and her teenage daughter move to Poet's Cottage after Sadie's mother Marguerite dies. The house, childhood home to Marguerite and he [...]


    5. If you ever have doubts as to whether ghosts exist, then you should visit Tasmania. With its convict and colonial past there are buildings a plenty where phantoms reside. Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott is set in one such haunted dwelling - a house whose walls hide the clues to solving a crime committed decades ago.Sadie and her daughter, Betty, leave Sydney for the small seaside village of Pencubbitt in Tasmania. Sadie has inherited Poet’s Cottage where her grandmother, Pearl Tatlow, [...]


    6. 3.5 ★ An unsolved murder from the 1930’s, ghosts, secrets, scandal, family drama all revolving around the one house alternating between the 1930’s & present day.A really good story right up to the end, where the mystery was solved & it was like “Really that was it??” I was expecting the murderer & the reasons behind it to be more exciting & scandalous maybe but No. It was a bit disappointing.But still overall an enjoyable “read”. Especially being set in my own home [...]


    7. This book has a lot of atmosphere, set in Tasmania in the 1930's and present day, it tells the story of Pearl, a children's writer, who was murdered in the 1930's, but the murderer was never caught, and Pearl's family in the present day. Pearl's granddaughter Sadie moves into the old family home after the death of her mother, known as Poet's Cottage, the story tells of ghosts, but are there? and who murdered Pearl? I felt like the ending was a little rushed, and the story between Sadie and Simon [...]


    8. ‘Something was wrong.The fictional Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt provides the setting for this novel. Sadie inherits Poet’s Cottage when her mother dies, and moves from Sydney with her teenaged daughter Betty. Sadie wants to make a fresh start after her marriage break-up, and she also wants to find out as much as she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. Pearl, a children’s author, was brutally murdered in the cellar of Poet’s Cottage in 1936, and her murderer was neve [...]


    9. It’s hard to describe this book in terms of a particular genre… part gothic mystery, part dysfunctional family drama; you could imagine either Victoria Holt or Agatha Christie dreaming up the eclectic cast, atmospheric setting and some of the events.In terms of its cast, there are enough characters populating both past and present to be confusing at times – enough sisters, friends, aunts, uncles and fishermen inhabiting the 1930s and present day in the (fictional) village of Pencubitt on t [...]


    10. With a striking cover, interesting premise and a semi-local author (Australian) it was hard to pass this one up. Sadie and her daughter Betty have moved to Tasmania to start anew after divorce and personal issues have made life impossible for them in Sydney. Poet's cottage is a beautiful house with a lot of history. Sadie's grandmother Pearl who was a children's author in the 1930s scandalised the locals with her free spirit and eccentric ways. She was beautiful and glamorous but she was also br [...]


    11. This is an enchanting noveld it seemed rather exotic to me, being set in Tazmania, with some very distinctive evocation of place. But the novel is also grounded in an English classic murder mystery style that sometimes reminded me of Agatha Christie or Conan Doyle. The female characters are all so well drawn, and the youngest - Betty - is quite a sleuth much so that I could envisage her taking wing and having some break-away adventures of her own. The story is charming, and sometimes amusing, wi [...]


    12. I initially struggled with the ending of this book, but on reflection, it wasn't important who the murderer was, but rather about how the tragedies of a life can impact on a family for generations. I also lived in Stanley for a few years and even went to Burnie High School. It was strange reading so many familiar things initially. Of Henry Hellyer and the ghosts at Highfield House. This is a beautiful story that would make a fantastic movie. I see Cate Blanchett as Pearl.


    13. Wertung: ****Cover: Sehr sehr schön, die Aufmachung ist super, der Einband in tollen Pastelltönen gehalten, wahrlich ein Buch, welches ich im Laden aus dem Regal genommen hätte.Meinung: Ich durfte im Zuge einer Lovelybooks-Leserunde mitmachen und freute mich riesig - bis es dann losging. Dieses Buch schaffte es, auf den ersten Seiten, in mir einen Aberglauben zu wecken. Ich las etwa das erste Drittel sehr mühselig, immer wenn ich es zur Hand nahm, wuchs ein beklemmendes Gefühl in meiner Bru [...]


    14. "Dornentöchter" von Josephine Pennicutt erzählt die Geschichte einer Familie in einem kleinen (fiktiven) tasmanischen Dorf namens Pencubitt, die mir insgesamt gut gefallen hat.Inhalt: Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter und der Trennung von ihrem Mann Jack zieht Sadie mit ihrer Tochter Betty nach Tasmanien, in das Dorf Pencubitt, wo sie das Poet's Cottage geerbt hat, das alte Haus ihrer Großmutter Pearl. Pearl war eine berühmte Kinderbuchautorin und sehr exzentrisch, bis sie 1936 im Keller des Poet's [...]


    15. Poet’s Cottage is an absorbing novel entwined with mystery, inter-generational secrets and intrigue, set in a ghostly town in Tasmania.When her mother dies, Sadie inherits the Tatlow family home, Poet’s Cottage in the coastal fishing town of Pencubbit, Tasmania. Pearl Tatlow was the eccentric grandmother whose legacy of outlandish behaviour and uninhibited ways is still the talk of the town, even two generations after Pearl was brutally murdered in the cellar and her murder never found. Pear [...]


    16. Familiengeheimnis-Roman + Krimi = gute UnterhaltungSadie möchte ein Buch über ihre Großmutter Pearl schreiben, die eine anerkannte Kinderbuch-Autorin war. Allerdings wurde sie in den 1930er Jahren ermordet - und der Mörder wurde nie gefunden. Also zieht Sadie mit ihrer Tochter Betty von Sydney nach Pencubitt, Tasmanien (Australien), in das Familienanwesen Poet's Cottage. Im Keller des Hauses wurde Pearl vor vielen Jahren niedergestochen - wen wundert es da, dass es im Haus zu spuken scheint? [...]


    17. Vor kurzem ist ihre Mutter gestorben, ihre Tochter wird in der Schule gemobbt und ihr Mann hat sie wegen einer jüngeren New-Age Anhängerin verlassen. Mehr als nur ein guter Grund das hektische Sydney einzutauschen gegen das beschauliche Örtchen Pencubitt in Tasmanien. Sadie zieht in das Häuschen, in dem ihre Großmutter, die berühmte Schriftstellerin Pearl Tatlow früher lebte und auf grausame Weise ermordet wurde. Sie macht sie daran die Familientragödie aufzuarbeiten und muss sich im Zug [...]


    18. I knew I only had about two and a half days to read this for my book club, so I expected to get maybe about three quarters of the way through it in that time. I finished it in a day. I really expected to not like this book and was very hesitant to buy it, but I didn't want to miss discussing a book so I bought it anyway and found I really enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down, I wanted to know what had happened and as it got closer and closer to the end I felt like the author was going to leave it [...]


    19. While holidaying in the small fishing village of Stanley on the north-west coast of Tasmania, author Josephine Pennicott spied a Georgian-style cottage with a story to tell. That holiday was the starting point of her novel Poet’s Cottage. Part Gothic, part history, part love story, part murder mystery, the work centres around the reportedly haunted house set by the sea and all who chose to pass through its doors. While the novel is fictional, Pennicott is true to the Tasmanian landscape and hi [...]


    20. Dornentöchter ist ein guter, spannender Roman, der sowohl im jahr 1936 als auch in der Gegenwart spielt und die Geschichten der Frauen einer Familie miteinander verknüpft. Sadie und ihre Tochter Betty ziehen in das alte Haus ihrer eigenen Mutter, in dem diese nur kurzfristig als Kind lebte. Denn Sadies Großmutter Pearl wurde in diesem Haus umgebracht. Pearl war eine exzentrische Frau, die den Hauptteil der Geschichte in der Vergangenheit ausmacht. Um sie geht es, ihre Geschichte verbindet die [...]


    21. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it had me hooked all the way. Poet's Cottage is set in the late 1930s and in present day. The story is filled with mystery & intrigue following the murder of the beautiful but notorious Pearl Tatlow. She was murdered in the cellar of her home at Poet's Cottage, no one was ever convicted of her murder.Decades later, newly divorced Sadie (Pearl's Grandaughter)comes to live in Poet's cottage, Pencubitt, Tasmania with her daughter Betty. Sadie is fascinate [...]


    22. I enjoyed this book - it was a gentle read even though the subject matter was about murder.We get to look into the lives of Sadie and her daughter Betty after they move to Tasmania into the house where Sadie's mother, Pearl, was viciously murdered. The mother was not an angel (far from it) and I can imagine why her provocative behaviour had tongues wagging in the 1930's!Sadie's mother had fond memories of her mother, but Thomasina tells a very different story! Pearl's treatment of her two daught [...]


    23. Loved this book. I identified the magical little town of Stanley as the setting very quickly and liked how the author wove some historical facts into the story (ie; the death of the little girl in her cart at the Highfield Estate). One thing that left me wondering though at the end of the book - what was the significance of the blue button that Pearl gave as a gift to Birdie and stashed the other in the hiding place??? Can anyone shed any light on this for me?! I went back and re-read a few chap [...]


    24. A beautifully written novel that is a joy to read. I really felt comfortable with the characters and wanted to spend more time with them. Josephine Pennicott is truly a gifted writer and I highly recommend this great Australian read. The storyline flows easily, her descriptive language is excellently crafted and I felt I was really there, and could picture, feel, smell all that the author was describing. I highly recommend this great Australian author and novel and look forward to her next insta [...]


    25. I really loved this book, which I would describe as a Gothic murder mystery set in Tasmania. It’s a parallel story, moving between the point of view of modern day Sadie and her grandmother’s life in the 1930s. Sadie’s grandmother, Pearl Tatlow, was a popular children’s author who is violently murdered, and the murderer never caught. Slowly, Sadie finds the events of her own life shadowed and haunted by the violence and tragedy of the past, as the reader comes ever closer to discovering t [...]


    26. I loved this book. Australian author, based in Tasmania. Story moves between 1936 and current day. Sadie, author after her mother dies and she splits up from her husband in Sydney, takes her 14 yr old daughter Betty to live in her mothers childhood family home in Tasmania.Her families past is full of murder, ghosts and debauchery. A fascinating tale that keeps you reading why Sadie discovers the mysteries of her families past.I look forward to Josephine Pennicott writing another book soon, I hop [...]


    27. This is a Gothic mystery novel set in a fictional town in Tasmania. Sadie moves into Poet's Cottage with her young daughter and is drawn to the the murder of her grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. There is a large cast of characters as the story alternates between the events of the 1930s leading up to the murder of Pearl and the present day. This novel really hooked me in as I was fascinated by Pearl and left me guessing who the murderer actually was. The resolution disappointed me a bit, but overall th [...]


    28. This is a wonderful novel with something to offer to almost every type of reader - a historical setting juxtaposed with the present, deft hints of the supernatural, a murder mystery, the joys of parenthood (!) and the need to be comfortable in one's own skin. The main characters are all believably drawn, the prose never falters and the principal character of Pearl Tatlow is a stunning creation that readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from.Highly recommended.


    29. Just finished - really really good!! Bought a 2nd copy to give to my Mum. Would definitely recommend to others. Not that the write the same thing but if you enjoy Kate Morton's books, give Josephine a try. She has a previously published trilogy in the fantasy genre & this is not like them. Just to let you know so that you don't expect the same if you've read those.


    30. To read this enchanting story is to wander through an historic, beautiful and creepy village on Tasmania's rugged coast, wondering about the secrets of its past and present inhabitants. I was guessing until the very end as to who the villain was! Loved it, and could not put this compelling mystery novel do.


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