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by Jane Aiken Hodge

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Jane Aiken Hodge wrote so many good books, weaving real people and facts into her stories.

For as soldiers work to fortify the coast, Christina finds herself in the twisted intrigues of smugglers and spies. Watch the Wall, My Darling first published in 1966, is another great historical romance from the master of the genre – Jane Aiken Hodge. Romance Historical Romance. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

A boy had emerged from somewhere at the back of the big dark wall. Here’s Miss Christina, come from America. Show the men round to the stable yard, will you?

Jane Aiken Hodge was born in Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Conrad Aiken, and his first wife, writer Jessie McDonald

Jane Aiken Hodge was born in Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Conrad Aiken, and his first wife, writer Jessie McDonald. Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex, where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born. From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College. She was a civil servant, and also worked for Time Magazine, before returning to the UK in 1947

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Jane Aiken Hodge (December 4, 1917 – June 17, 2009) was an American-born British writer. Born near Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second child of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Conrad Aiken and his first wife, the writer Jessie McDonald. Jane Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born. Their parents' marriage was dissolved in 1929.

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The story takes place in Rye England when Napoleon was creating havoc and trying to take over every country he could. Rye sits on the English Channel and sits in a very narrow part of the channel with France on the other side. At the time people living on the coast would become smugglers to make ends meet. Of course, there were French spies trying to help Napoleon get a foothold in England and sometimes the Brits were fooled by these dastardly spies! There is rain, an abbey that has already become a ruin. Locals believe it is haunted. The main character is a young woman named Chris whose father left Great Britain many years before to find his fortune in America. Upon his death she returns to the old family home in hopes of fulfilling a promise she made to her beloved father. That is when the action starts. I won't tell you anymore about the story, I don't want to spoil it for you, but it was well-wrtten then and is still a brilliant read today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

I love this is a lovely adventure/romance that I fell in love with at age 11. It has always been a very special book to me because all those years ago it turned me onto reading for pleasure. While there is a romantic pairing in this book, it is sweetly innocent and it was quite appropriate for my mother to let me read as a child of 11 years. I was worried that the book would not be as good now (some 50 years later) as it was back when I first read it. Not is still fabulous. Because of this book, my private collection now numbers more than 400 books of all sorts. So, this book was and is a very good read!
Christina Tretton comes back to her family estate after being born and raised in the savage new world of the American wilderness. In an Indian conflict, her father is mortally wounded in the rugged frontier backwoods and his dying wish is that she return to the austere, dark abbey on the marshes of Sussex. This sets the stage for a fascinating tale of smuggling, ambiguous characters and relationships, and heroic courage on the part of Christina.

I have been casting about for a couple of years to find SOMEONE whose writing style approaches the quality, verve, and piquancy of Georgette Heyer -- lo and behold, here is Jane Aiken Hodge. I have already ordered two more of her books. I enjoyed very much the language--so deeply British, thank you. And the sense of place was outstanding -- I really felt the salt sea air and the marsh grasses underfoot.

I found a couple of misspellings, but I'll fault the editors (not Hodge) .... for example, instead of the word "salver," the word slaver (what is that?) was used. But I can get past these speed-bumps fairly easily. The only other thing that grated on me a bit was the mental (testosterone-induced?) density of Christina's love interest, Ross ... I mean, he falls for her prettier younger sister, even briefly? What a blockhead. But the longsuffering Chris--well, I won't say any more. This is a really good book; read it.
I love this book and was extremely happy to find another copy since mine fell apart. I just returned from a trip to the setting of the story in England, and it made this book really come alive for me. We stayed at the former headquarters of a smuggling gang called The Mermaid Inn and heard the winds howl as a storm blew in from the channel. Kipling's poem "A Smugglers Song" that the title is taken from is painted on the back wall. We drove through the marshes and along the coast imagining what is must have been like back then in the time of Napoleon's menace. Martello towers still guard the coast. I only wish Hodge had written more books as I have worn out copies of every one.
I enjoy Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Daphne Du Maurier, so I thought I'd give this author a try. This novel will remain in my memory only because it made me so angry. How the independent, capable heroine can be such a doormat is beyond me. The "hero" is a fickle misogynist and the sister is a minx. After the heroine's big reveal, in the words of Eric Cartman she should have said "screw you guys, I'm going home." I'm done with this author.
Very well written, as good as this type of novel gets. The heroine is intelligent, strong, brave, and likeable. The hero is brave also, involved in exciting doings, and has a little angst going....not too much, just enough to make him romantic. What more could you want? Sit back and enjoy!
The strength of the fictional characters meshed in actual history gives a great read. I read this book years ago and have always enjoyed reading it again.
I read this book the first time about 40 years ago and really liked it. Although it is probably a little dated by today's standards, it is still a good read. There are plot twists that make it fun if you wait for them.
You'll find Smugglers, the marsh, and a complicated family living on aristocratic estate. I read this book years ago, and loved it then. The characters & the story hold up well.
Watch the Wall, My Darling ebook
Jane Aiken Hodge
Genre Fiction
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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; Uniform Ed edition (July 1, 1979)
256 pages
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