The Memory of Lost Senses
Judith Kinghorn
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Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AMBy Judith Kinghorn

Within weeks letters would be burned, pages torn Promises would be broken and hearts betrayed But for now the countryside languished, golden and fading Cecily Chadwick is idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 when a mysterious countess moves into the large, deserted country house on the edge of her sleepy English village Rumors abound about the countess s many husbWithin weeks letters would be burned, pages torn Promises would be broken and hearts betrayed But for now the countryside languished, golden and fading Cecily Chadwick is idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 when a mysterious countess moves into the large, deserted country house on the edge of her sleepy English village Rumors abound about the countess s many husbands and lovers, her opulent wealth, and the tragedies that have marked her life As Cecily gets to know her, she becomes fascinated by the remarkable woman riveted by her tales of life on the Continent, and of the famous people she once knew But the countess is clearly troubled by her memories, and by ruinous secrets that haunt her Staying with the countess is a successful novelist and dear friend who has been summoned to write the countess s memoirs For aspiring writer Cecily, the novelist s presence only adds to the intrigue of the house But it is the countess s grandson, Jack, who draws Cecily further into the tangled web of the countess s past, and sweeps her into an uncertain future
  • Title: The Memory of Lost Senses
  • Author: Judith Kinghorn
  • ISBN: 9780451466129
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback

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Moonlight Reader Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
I really loved Judith Kinghorn s first novel, The Last Summer, so I was really excited about this one However, it simply didn t work for me.Don t get me wrong the writing is very, very good Kinghorn s writing is clean and her descriptions are pleasing There is nothing really bad about this book I struggled with the characters, however, and was never able to emotionally invest in them Had I not needed this book to fulfill a block on a challenge, I would ve dnf d at the midpoint because I was, qui [...]
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Lindsay Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
When the journey ended, this was all one was left with, memories I absolutely adored Judith Kinghorn s debut novel The Last Summer, it was one of my favourite books of 2012, I felt very emotionally involved in that wonderful story of Clarissa and Tom, and I still clearly remember the weekend I sat reading it, and the bereft feeling on finishing it I was therefore eagerly anticipating the arrival of this second book, and I was also a little nervous will I enjoy this one as much, will the story gr [...]
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Holly Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Not as enjoyable for me as The Last Summer I just couldn t connect to any of the characters I felt like I was kept at arm s length from them the entire time I wanted from Cecily and Jack, I really liked their story, but I didn t get much from them So that was disappointing There was this underlying mystery about Cora but I thought it was a little obvious throughout so by the end of the story I wasn t really surprised It was still beautifully written at times, although, at other times I found it [...]
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Sarah Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
This review is from my blog andthenireadabookEverything about The Memory of Lost Senses says read me The cover art is beautiful, evoking days past, with lush colour tinged with melancholy The sundial in the centre of the fountain tells of time passing rippling water disturbs the tranquility Normally I might not dwell on a cover so long, but this one speaks of the story inside so much Most of the narrative is told from 1911, as two old friends meet up to reminisce about their younger selves But t [...]
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Maya Panika Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
The Memory of Lost Senses is a very inviting book, with its beautiful emerald cover and intriguing blurb It s rather slow in the beginning, the early chapters leap jarringly through time and space and point of view, but eventually the style settles down and a captivating story emerges Cora s story an elderly countess, English by birth, she has spent most of her life in Paris and Rome Cora swore she would never return to England, yet here she is, living in the quiet Hampshire village of Bramley, [...]
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Teresa Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Having enjoyed Judith Kinghorn s debut novel The Last Summer I eagerly anticipated her second novel The Memory of Lost Senses published by Headline on 23rd May Whilst it is quite different, structurally, from her first novel, it retains that intensity, that evocative heart which characterised her first novel.It s a novel about first love, sacrifice, intrigue and in particular the role of memory in shaping and refashioning our lives The mysterious Countess at the centre of our story seems to have [...]
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Swati Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Cora is a mysterious countess who is back in a small village of England after living quite a life in Paris and Rome All she has brought with her are a past she wants no one to know and the memories of love and a lover which are so dear to her heart Despite of taking a vow that she will never live in England something has happened which has forced her to change her decision and move back here She has arrived in England with her best friend Sylvia who is keen to know every little detail about Cora [...]
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Karen Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
I did find this a little slow to get into at first and sometimes found the various husbands and the timeline a little confusing but I m glad I persevered The aspects of regrets, circumstance and lost love are much to the fore in this story The story begins in 1911 when a mysterious Countess, Countess Cora de Chevalier de Saint L ger returns to the village to live after spending much of her life abroad Cora has led a colourful expatriate life in Rome and Paris but has returned to England, with so [...]
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Tracey Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
I was sent a free advance copy of this book to review for LovereadingThis book starts in the summer of 1911 when we are introduced to an elderly countess, Cora, with a mysterious past who has just returned to her native England The story weaves back and forward in time, giving hints of Cora s secrets whilst never being quite clear which version is true Cora asks Sylvia, a famous author and one of her oldest friends, to write her memoirs for her There are suggestions of blackmail, betrayal and un [...]
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Megan Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
This was a disappointing read Bad writing and muddled confused characters some intentional confusion and some due to the writing made for a very frustrating read The ending wasn t horrible which saved the book from a one star rating Not worth reading 2 stars
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Renita D"Silva Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Loved this Beautiful and evocative.
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Tracey Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
a rather staid read, i truly feel that i didn t get to know the characters.
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Joanne D"Arcy Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Who is Cora What is her story What is currently known about her story What is the mystery behind her Does anyone know the whole truth These are questions which within the first few pages of The Memory of Lost Senses come to mind Quickly you are drawn in to the intrigue and you have to keep reading for the answers.Sylvia says she knows the whole truth But does she She has lived in a fantasy world as much as Cora Then along comes a bright young thing called Cecily Chadwick enamoured by Cora s gran [...]
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Cameran Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
After a grand life lived on the Continent, an aged countess returns to the land of her birth and settles down on an estate in a small country village She brings with her a life remarked upon as full of scandal with her numerous marriages and the life she lived abroad, and now that she is with her grandson Cora decides it is time to set the record straight about her past with a written memoir But how can Cora s oldest friend, Sylvia, who has been by her side through much of her life, write this m [...]
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Carolyn Hill Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Though this book is well written and evocative, it never goes anywhere slowly The mystery centers around Cora, an elderly countess who has returned to England after a lifetime abroad The year is 1911 and the setting a small backwater English village The countess Cora with her knowledge of art, literature, and politics, and her house full of European treasures are fascinating to her young neighbor Cecily Chadwick, but it is her grandson who Cecily finds irresistible Cora s life remains an enigma, [...]
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Cleo Bannister Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Cora, Countess de Chevalier de Saint L ger, now an old lady has returned to England in the long hot summer of 1911 Cora has spent the previous sixty years in Paris and Rome visiting home only occasionally Having been urged when she left England s shores by her Aunt Frances to look forwards and never back there is clearly a secret to be discovered the question is that will Cora ever reveal what it is I enjoyed the writing in this book, loved the descriptions of the small rural village of Bramley [...]
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Anne Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
I began reading this lovely book on our hottest day of the year so far, sitting in the garden, and it was the perfect setting in which to savour it Cora, a countess with a complicated romantic history, who having moved around Europe after a mysterious departure from England in her youth, moves to live in the grand house at Temple Hill in the hot summer of 1911, and is the subject of immense curiosity of her neighbours Her grandson Jack lives with her, and is the subject of interest to the local [...]
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Herta Feely Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
The Memory of Lost Senses is an entirely enjoyable, page turning read If you love mystery romances set in another era and locale in this case early 1900s in the English countryside and also Italy and France , then you ll adore this Author Judith Kinghorn doles out tons of mystery exactly what were the circumstances surrounding the Contessa as a child, and what happened to her great love affair, which leads us to ask exactly who is related to whom is her writer friend Sylvia, who plans to write t [...]
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Helen Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
This book is pure escapism and I loved every page of it I enjoyed The Last Summer but I have to say this one really blew me away The descriptions are stunningly evocative and the writer builds a thrilling sense of suspense as you read on Without wishing to give too much away, I loved the unexpected twists in the plot it certainly kept me guessing right until I turned the last page The way the writer does this is very subtle and skilful Though I finished the book the other day, I find myself thin [...]
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Lindsey Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
One of my favorite things about Judith Kinghorn s writing is simply that her writing It is just so evocative of a time and a place long forgotten, and I feel myself falling into the worlds and stories she creates so much than with some other authors I ve read Memory of Lost Senses was no exception It s almost as though there is a slight breeze pulling you through the book, page to page, chapter to chapter.Read my full review at Bring My Books
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Sue Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
The sort of book you can lose yourself in Lots of detail of turn of the century Paris and Rome, and the Hampshire countryside pre war Tale of love and loss, betrayal and steadfastness Loved it.
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Stephen Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
easy going read and how people can re invent themselves based in southern England just years before and after WW1 and back in late 19th century in europe
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Sandra McKenna Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
This is such a brilliant read Moving to and from between the late 19th Century and 1923 it is about secrets, lies, blackmail and enduring love.It is is well written and a real page turner.Judith Kinghorn is an incredible story teller.
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Karen Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Very slow read OK story Not one of my favorites.
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Colleen Turner Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
I reviewed this book for luxuryreading.Cora, the Countess de Chevalier de Saint Leger Lawson, swore decades ago that she would never return to England, the land of her birth Having left England behind as a child to accompany her aunt to Rome so they could start a new life, Cora has lived the glamorous, somewhat mysterious life of an expatriate traveling throughout Europe, dividing her time primarily between France and Italy she has been the muse of artists she has loved deeply and lost much she [...]
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Rhi Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Memory What is it How much can we depend on it for truth Who dictates what it s made of, and how can the deception of a moment forever influence the perception of a lifetime What are you left with when you build a life of lies, inventing days, events, entire decades And who has the right to it s secrets Judith Kinghorn proved her writing prowess in The Last Summer, and she returns to the emotion heavy transitional period before World War I While there is a poignant romance that plays a strong ro [...]
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dubh Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Cora, von allen Contessa genannt, und die Schriftstellerin Sylvia sind seit langer Zeit sehr gute Freundinnen So ist es nicht weiter verwunderlich, dass Sylvia ber das geheimnisvolle Leben von Cora ein Buch schreiben m chte und die betagte Dame zustimmt.Doch als Cora auf dem verlassenen Anwesen Temple Hill ankommt, sind alle in Aufruhr Besonders eine junge Nachbarin namens Cecily Chadwick und dies beruht bald auf Gegenseitigkeit denn kaum ist Sylvia ebenfalls auf Temple Hill angekommen, bricht d [...]
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Nicigirl85 Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Titel Durchhalteverm gen wird belohnt Von der Autorin habe ich bisher noch nichts gelesen, da ich aber die Zeit der Handlung sehr spannend finde, das Cover mich an Downton Abbey denken lie und ich geheimnisvolle B cher liebe, da musste ich einfach zu diesem Roman greifen.Im Wesentlichen geht es im Buch um Contessa Cora, die so einige Geheimnisse in sich birgt, die im Verlauf der Geschichte sehr langsam offenbart werden.Der Einstieg ins Buch fiel mir zun chst leider nicht ganz leicht Die Autorin [...]
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Tamara Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
The Memory of Lost Senses Judith Kinghorn 3.5 stars This is the second novel of Judith Kinghorn which I found slightly different to her first The Last Summer.This novel starts in 1911 and takes us on the journey of Countess Cora de Chevalier who has spent much of her life traveling Paris, and Italy the continent having vowed to never to return to England However, despite her best intentions, we find her at Temple Hill with her only remaining living relative, grandson Jack Staunton.Cora has re in [...]
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Linda Bridges Jul 04, 2020 - 11:28 AM
Cora, now an elderly woman, has reluctantly returned to England following the suicide of her daughter in law, to be with her grandson, Jack Taking up residence at her large estate located outside the rural village of Bramley, she has a houseguest her longtime friend, Sylvia, a novelist who is attempting to write Cora s memoirs Meanwhile the village is quite intrigued by Cora and rumors of her past There were how many husbands What happened to them and how had her children died What of her romant [...]
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The Memory of Lost Senses By Judith Kinghorn Within weeks letters would be burned, pages torn Promises would be broken and hearts betrayed But for now the countryside languished, golden and fading Cecily Chadwick is idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 when a mysterious countess moves into the large, deserted country house on the edge of her sleepy English village Rumors abound about the countess s many husbWithin weeks letters would be burned, pages torn Promises would be broken and hearts betrayed But for now the countryside languished, golden and fading Cecily Chadwick is idling away the long, hot summer of 1911 when a mysterious countess moves into the large, deserted country house on the edge of her sleepy English village Rumors abound about the countess s many husbands and lovers, her opulent wealth, and the tragedies that have marked her life As Cecily gets to know her, she becomes fascinated by the remarkable woman riveted by her tales of life on the Continent, and of the famous people she once knew But the countess is clearly troubled by her memories, and by ruinous secrets that haunt her Staying with the countess is a successful novelist and dear friend who has been summoned to write the countess s memoirs For aspiring writer Cecily, the novelist s presence only adds to the intrigue of the house But it is the countess s grandson, Jack, who draws Cecily further into the tangled web of the countess s past, and sweeps her into an uncertain future

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