Pargeters Author:Norah Lofts Pargeters is the English manor house built in the 17th century and named after the "pargeter" (plasterer) who designed it. This final novel by the late author is about the family who struggled to retain the house during the turbulence of the Civil War, Cromwell's rule, and the Restoration. — Seventeen-year-old Sarah Woodley-Mercer assumes the res... more »ponsibility for Pargeters and its people when her parents and brother die. Ultimately, her only hope is to marry a former worker who receives the estate as a war bonus. His dour Puritanism makes life wretched for everyone until his own daughter brings release for the others by poisoning him.
Although rather somber, this is a vivid re-creation of a historical period.« less