A Horseman Riding By

Autor: Ronald Frederick Delderfield
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After his return from the Boer War, the Squire of Shallowfield struggles for 40 years to restore and maintain a farming estate in Devonshire.

Long Summer Day

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490490
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A great read for fans of PBS’s Poldark and Downton Abbey—first in the saga of a man returning from battle to an estate in the pre-WWI English countryside. After serving his country in the Boer War, injured Lieutenant Paul Craddock returns to England to resume civilian life. But things have changed since he joined the Imperial Yeomanry three years ago. His father has died, leaving Paul as heir to a scrap metal business he has no intention of continuing. Instead, he purchases an auctioned-off thirteen-hundred-acre estate in a secluded corner of Devon. Neglected and overgrown, Shallowford becomes the symbol of all that Paul has lost—and a reminder of the gentle place his homeland once was. And here, on this sprawling stretch of land, he will be changed by his love for two women: fiercely independent Grace Lovell, and lovely, demure Claire Derwent. Set in the English countryside in the first part of the previous century—from the long “Edwardian afternoon” following the death of Queen Victoria, to the gathering storm of World War I—Long Summer Day is the story of a man, his family, and a people struggling to adapt to life in a new world. Long Summer Day is the first novel in R. F. Delderfield’s saga A Horseman Riding By, which continues with Post of Honour and The Green Gauntlet.

God Is An Englishman

Autor: R. Delderfield
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402227221
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From master author R. F. Delderfield, the first in the beloved classic God Is an Englishman series. The first novel in the epic God Is an Englishman series, this book is a stirring saga of England in the 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people. Adam Swann, scion of an army family, returns home in 1858 after service with Her Majesty's army in the Crimea and India, determined to build his fortune in the dog-eat-dog world of Victorian commerce. Swann is soon captivated by Henrietta, the high-spirited daughter of a local mill owner. As Swann works to build his name, he and Henrietta share adventures, reversal, and fortune. A beloved novel by a beloved author, God Is an Englishman is a treasure both for Delderfield fans and the growing legion of fans of historical fiction. "R. F. Delderfield is a born storyteller." Sunday Mirror "A book to get lost in... An epic historical novel artfully contructed." New York Times Book Review "A novel in the grand tradition of Thackery and Dickens." Milwaukee Journal "A delightful bounty of characters fairly jumps from the pages of God Is an Englishman." Columbus Dispatch

Post Of Honour

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490504
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A rural English family endures as the Great War ends—and more storm clouds loom—in this saga from the New York Times–bestselling author of the Avenue novels. Through hard work and love of the land, Boer War vet Paul Craddock has transformed the sprawling West Country estate of Shallowford. With his wife and three children he enjoys a peaceful country life. But war has begun its inevitable march across England, and this remote corner of Devon cannot escape its cruel destruction. Young farmers of the village—barely men when they enlist—are dying in the field or coming home to a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. Yet as the Great War ends and another threatens to erupt, Craddock’s faith and the strength he derives from his family will sustain him and his beloved village through trying, tumultuous times. Filled with vivid imagery and timeless emotion, this is the unforgettable story of a farming family and a vanishing way of life. Post of Honour is the second novel in R. F. Delderfield’s A Horseman Riding By saga, which begins with Long Summer Day and continues with The Green Gauntlet.

The Green Gauntlet

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490512
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R. F. Delderfield concludes his bestselling A Horseman Riding By saga of twentieth-century England with a novel that follows the Craddock family through the end of World War II and the challenges of a new era Paul Craddock’s village in rural Devon has endured despite the heartbreak and sorrows of war. The landowner and his family have also known their share of loss. But now, as England struggles to rebuild in the aftermath of World War II, he and his wife, Claire, and their children confront new perils. With his livelihood threatened by emerging property laws and his family divided over the future of his beloved Shallowford estate, Craddock struggles to preserve his legacy. For his sons and daughter, the fifties and sixties will be a time of discovery and change that will resonate in the lives of their own children. The final novel in Delderfield’s magnificent trilogy pays tribute to the courage and unflagging optimism of British villagers trying to keep step with modern times even as they cling to the traditions of a bygone world. The Green Gauntlet is the third novel in R. F. Delderfield’s saga A Horseman Riding By, which begins with Long Summer Day and continues with Post of Honour.

The Avenue Goes To War

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490474
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The residents of a South London street face World War II together in this novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Dreaming Suburb. Years ago, the Great War tore apart the lives of the families living on Manor Park Avenue in South London. Now, as Allied and Axis armies rage across Europe in an even more devastating conflict, the residents of the Avenue struggle to cope with the sacrifices England must make as their nation’s place in the world irrevocably changes. Longtime homeowner Jim Carver, who lives in Number Twenty, had his fill of combat in the trenches of France more than twenty years ago. But when the Luftwaffe rains death from above on his beloved street, he dedicates himself to the war effort. Carver’s eldest son, Archie, has come a long way from grocer’s errand boy to owner of a chain of successful shops. His illicit affair with a neighbor whose husband is fighting for King and Country threatens to undo everything he has achieved. Esther Frith lives a solitary life in Number Seventeen, seemingly oblivious to the aerial onslaught ravaging the Avenue now that the war has turned her family into casualties. And across the road at Number Twenty-Two, reclusive Harold Godbeer hates what the war is doing to his country. He realizes that even if England succeeds in helping defeat the Axis’s tyrannical dictators, his nation will be but a shadow of its former glory. Living side by side as their neighborhood becomes a battleground, two generations of Manor Park Avenue must unite if they—and their way of life—are to survive during wartime, in this moving novel about the connections we forge during times of trouble, which was also adapted for British television.

The Dreaming Suburb

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480490423
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Between the wars, the lives of four neighboring English families intersect in this “highly recommended” saga by a New York Times–bestselling author (Sunday Express). In the spring of 1919, his wife’s death brings Sergeant Jim Carver home from the front. He returns to be a single parent to his seven children in a place he has never lived: Number Twenty, Manor Park Avenue, in a South London suburb. The Carvers’ neighbor Eunice Fraser, at Number Twenty-Two, has also known tragedy. Her soldier husband was killed, leaving her and her eight-year-old son, Esme, to fend for themselves. At Number Four, Edith Clegg takes in lodgers and looks after her sister, Becky, whose mind has been shattered by a past trauma. No one knows much about the Friths, at Number Seventeen, who moved to the Avenue before the war. The first book in the two-part historical series the Avenue, which also includes The Avenue Goes to War, The Dreaming Suburb takes readers into the everyday lives of these English families between World War I and World War II, as their hopes, dreams, and struggles are played out against a radically changing world.

To Serve Them All My Days

Autor: R. F. Delderfield
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
ISBN: 9780786705955
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This bestselling novel that inspired a legendary "Masterpiece Theater" presentation invokes a vivid panorama of English life and history.

The Virginian

Autor: Owen Wister
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611449X
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Set in the vast Wyoming territory, this masterpiece helped establish the code of the West and its stereotypical characters. The novel also features the first known "shootout" in American literature.