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Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off-guard when she first arrives at her family's ancestral estate. Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself. But she is not alone. The house is full of mysteries—and ghosts. Soon Peggy becomes involved with the spirits of her own Colonial ancestors and witnesses the unfolding of a centuries-old romance against a backdrop of spies and intrigue and of battles plotted and foiled. ...
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Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off-guard when she first arrives at her family's ancestral estate. Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself. But she is not alone. The house is full of mysteries—and ghosts. Soon Peggy becomes involved with the spirits of her own Colonial ancestors and witnesses the unfolding of a centuries-old romance against a backdrop of spies and intrigue and of battles plotted and foiled. History has never been so exciting—especially because the ghosts are leading Peggy to a romance of her own!
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Editorial Reviews

Saturday Review
Utterly captivating.
New York Times Book Review Notable Book
The complicated strands of mystery, history, and love are drawn skillfully together into a bright pattern, embroidered with comedy and the whole done with real style.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
History literally comes to life in this romantic fantasy, when orphaned Peggy goes to live with her uncle--and discovers Revolutionary War ghosts. Ages 12-up. (May)
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When Peggy Grahame's father dies, the seventeen-year-old is sent to live with her Uncle Enos at Rest-and-be-thankful, her family's ancestral estate in Orange County, New York. She meets a handsome, young scholar named Pat Thorne, who—spurred on by curiosity about his own family history—has come to research guerilla activity in the New York area during the American Revolution. Without explanation, the eccentric Enos bans Pat from Rest-and-be thankful and forbids Peggy to see the British student ever again. Ignored by her uncle, Peggy is befriended by the spirits of her colonial ancestors who casually appear and disappear in the rooms and on the grounds of an estate that has remained almost unchanged for over two hundred years. The spirits tell stories of daring raids and bold pursuits, coded messages and secret rooms, respected enemies and unlikely romances. Pope skillfully moves back and forth between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, weaving the threads of parallel mysteries into a richly textured and satisfying story that is told with warmth and charm. 2001(orig. 1958), Houghton Mifflin, $5.95. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Ellen R. Braaf
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"Fresh, offbeat, a romantic fantasy done with skill." Kirkus Reviews

"The complicated strands of mystery, history, and love are drawn skillfully together into a bright pattern, embroidered with comedy and the whole done with real style." New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"Utterly captivating." Saturday Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395070338
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/1/1958
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2001

    Hysterical and delightfully romantic

    Dear me! What a lovely book. There's the half-lazy, brilliant strategist which reminds one of the Scarlet Pimpernel. A truly wonderful novel of the American Revolution - with romance between the fighting sides. The humour, slightly dry at times when voiced by the characters, is quite to my taste. Though there are two stories going on at once - one in the present, one in the past - I've never found myself confused between the two - even when there are some striking similarities between them.... This is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    Best book ever!!!

    I loooooved this book! The quality of the writing, and the storyline were fantastic! I would highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    Cute young adult fantasy romance

    The Sherwood Ring was a fetching young adult fantasy/romance about a recently orphaned teen, Peggy, who goes to live with her uncle on the family's ancestral estate. Her uncle, who is immersed in his obsession about Revolution-era history, ignores the young woman entirely; so she does some historical explorations of her own. She is aided by the ghosts of her ancestors who haunt the old mansion. With their help, she learns that history repeats itself and that she, too, can find happiness. The book is sweet, engaging, and well-written.

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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    I liked it

    I really liked this book. I have been telling myself I need to break out of my bubble on what I read and try new types of books. I'm glad I did and read this book because it's defiantly different than what I usually read. Peggy's father dies and she is sent to live with his brother(Uncle Enos) in a house that has been passed down in her family since before the Revolutionary War. She soon meets the ghosts of some of her ancestors and learns all about the past and what happened in her family and their house during the Revolutionary War and how they found their true loves. Peggy eventually learns her uncle's secret and finds her own true love. This book came out in 1958(I will admit I never read books that were written before 1980) but it is a good book for that time. I will check into reading other books(I defiantly need to read the classics from even before that time) like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2006

    Good!

    Some of the stories in this book are boring, but one in particular I found captivating. This was a well-written novel, and I would re-read it sometime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2004

    great book, I loved it

    Sherwood Ring is a great book, I read it in the fifth grade for a book report, I didn't really think that I would like it so much. Now years later I have finally found the book and I haven't put it down. It's like reading it for the first time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2000

    'The Sherwood Ring'

    This has been my favourite book since I picked it up rather accidentally in seventh grade. The humour, wit, and imagery is amazing and dazzling. I have never seen a ghost story written so wonderfully. It is captivating, as are the characters--though most are long since dead.

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