House of Eliott

Two sisters fight to assert themselves after being plunged into devastating poverty following their father's death. Luckily, their natural flair for design soon finds them in demand as dressmakers. Beatrice is the elder and apparently wiser of the two, who considers herself plain and unmarriageable and whose relationship with society photographer, Jack Maddox, is seared with conflict and doubt. Her younger sister is Evangeline, ravishingly beautiful, the victim of chancers, philanderers and rogues - but most of all the victim of her own desires. Throughout all their private turmoils, their professional goal is constant: to establish a fashion house in London to rival any in Paris. Based on the massively successful television series created by Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins, this is the full story of Beatrice and Evangeline, and of the strength and triumph, bitterly made decisions and anguishes that accompanied the rise of The House of Eliott.

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By Tea (Belgrade, Serbia) · ★★★★☆ · May 10, 2013
Sećate se serije rađene po ovoj knjizi? :) ...more
By Beverley (Bradford, B4, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · March 22, 2014

This is a book that was based on a UK television program, which was televised during the early 1990's. I remember it being on, but do not really remember watching it very often.

The book was published in 2011, according to Amazon. It was a library lend and so of c... ...more
By Clare · ★★★★☆ · August 01, 2013
I loved the TV series when I was younger and so I was excited to read the "full story" now. It was as brilliant as the show although there were a number of differences in plot and character. Beatrice was definitely the most likeable of the sisters (at least for me) and her relationship with Jack... ...more
By Veela (Dasmariñas, 20, Philippines) · ★★★☆☆ · March 23, 2015
Looking for a more intriguing end. ...more
By Angie (London, H9, The United Kingdom) · ★★☆☆☆ · December 15, 2013
I watched the TV series when it was first on and I think I probably would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't seen it first - I'm not entirely sure I would have imagined the characters in the same way had I not seen the series first. An enjoyable enough read, but not one I'd go back to. ...more
By Jessica (Fairfax, VA) · ★★☆☆☆ · October 20, 2012
Very light plot, a bit tawdry. Wouldn't read again. Still, I did finish it and enjoyed this mostly because I enjoy Victorian novels, not because I loved this particular one. ...more