A great house. A family dispossessed. A sensitive young man. A powerful landowner. An epic love that springs up between two men.
Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820s, Standish is a tale of two men - one discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Ambrose Standish, a studious and fragile young man, has dreams of regaining the great house his grandfather lost in a card game.
When Rafe Goshawk returns from the continent to claim the estate, their meeting sets them on a path of desire and betrayal that threatens to tear both of their worlds apart. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journeys through Europe and through life.
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Good book, inappropriate narrator