The first volume in a spellbinding new family saga, which bears comparison with the best of Rosamunde Pilcher or Elizabeth Jane Howard In the first decade of the twentieth century, life at Northrop Hall carries on much as it has done for centuries. Dowager Lady Arndale presides over the smooth running of the house, whilst her son Charles manages the vast estate and Nanny Stone rules the roost in the nursery. Diana Arndale, just sixteen and back from finishing-school in Paris, looks forward with giddy excitement to her coming-out in London, as the protegee of her glamorous Aunt Selina. It is a well-ordered, comfortable, predictable existence, in which master and servant each knows his place. But the storm-clouds are gathering over Europe, and with the outbreak of 'The War To End Wars', the world of the Arndales and their servants is turned upside down. Life will never be the same again, for any of them...
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Bacon was brought up in Yorkshire and educated at Oxford. She taught history before marrying.From Booklist:
It's 1914, and life is as it has always been at Northrop Hall. Lady Arndale, the matriarch, has very firm views on appropriate behavior and morals, the proper order of society, and the place of servant and master. When she dies in a tragic accident, it is the first in a series of changes that will drastically alter life on the estate. Lady Arndale's son, Charles, becomes the new lord of the manor just as World War I breaks out. For the next generation of Arndales--Diana, the aspiring nurse; Laura, who desperately wants a career; airplane fancier Rupert; Teddy, heir apparent to Northrop Hall; and Tom, the good son and soldier--life will never be the same, as rules change, social barriers fall, and women cease to be treated as inferior beings. Bacon, who deserves comparison to Pilcher and Binchy, has created a gripping generational saga full of romance, danger, sorrow, and tragedy. An entertaining, not overly sentimental story, full of skillful writing and captivating characters. Emily Melton
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Descripción Severn House Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110727859412
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Descripción Severn House Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0727859412