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Keepers of the House
Keepers of the House
Author: Lisa St.Aubin De Teran
ISBN-13: 9780140111217
ISBN-10: 0140111212
Publication Date: 1/25/1990
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
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Since the eighteenth century the excentric and flamboyant Beltrán family have ruled their desolate Andean valley. Now they are almost extinct. At seventeen Lydia Sinclair, newly married to Don Diego Beltrán, the last of the line, arrives at the vast decaying Hacienda La Bebella. As her husband retreats into himself, Lydia takes refuge in unearthing his ancestors' tragic history. Benito, the family's oldest retainer, relates to her tales of splendour and romance, violence and suffering. From these she weaves a rich Gothic tapestry in which the fantastic legends of the past are mingled with the present necessity for survival in a harsh, drought-ridden land.