Penmarric Author:Susan Howatch Set against the tarkly beautiul landscape of Cornwall, with it rugged cliffs, ominous moors, crumbling atles and bottomless mines, Penmarric is the massive and totally enthralling saga of a family divided against itself. — At the center of the novel, exerting a magnetic, destructive power over generation after generation of the Castallack family,... more » is the Inheritaance-Penmarric, the great house looming over the Penmar lands, stone symbol of the family's pride and power, and Sennen Garth, the fabulous tin mine, long closed, whose wealth once built the house.
It is to Penmarric that Mark Castallack, a proud, strange and sensitive man, sensual yet wedded to his own privacy, brings his bride Janna. It is in Penmarric that their children are born. And it is to Penmarric that Mark brings his illegitimate offspring, after a terrible revelation destroys his family and shatters his family.
In the moors and hills that surround Penmarric Mark's children grow up, torn between their allegiancec to rival mothers, nursing childhood antagonisms that the passing of years transforms into bitter hatred and rivalry.« less