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Diana

by R. F. Delderfield

Our narrator is a young average to poor lad in England. He meets a young aristocratic Diana, who befriends him. Diana is aware of the social problems of befriending a lad, who is far below her social level. She remains in contact with him when she is home from school, throughout the years, and marriage might happen. Society would never accept this. She is always pushing buttons and acting like a spoiled brat. Is Diana just toying with our narrator? Is she serious?

Give Us This Day (Swann Family Saga #3)

by R. F. Delderfield

Sweeping Adam Swann and three generations of his family into the tide of events that followed Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, this stirring novel confronts them, and England, with the social upheaval of a rapidly changing world. The same revolutionary ferment that stirs up labor unrest also births the English suffragette movement, taking the family idealist, Giles, to Parliament. With conflicting interests, two of his brothers usher the family's firm into the twentieth century and another Swann brother, Alex, a professional soldier, attempts to introduce an outmoded army to modern tactics. Like their aging father, these Swanns strive energetically to wed personal dreams to national values-even as the rumble of the guns of August 1914 signals the end of the world as they and their country have known it. Give Us This Day is a stirring saga of England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as the social upheaval begins and the Great War looms, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.

God Is an Englishman (Swann Family Saga #1)

by R. F. Delderfield

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.

The Green Gauntlet (A Horseman Riding By #3)

by R. F. Delderfield

In "The Green Gauntlet", we return to the seven families whose lives are rooted in the green acres of the great farming valley of Shallowford. The time is just at the outbreak of the Second World War, when the valiant pilots of the RAF are locked in combat with the Luftwaffe in the skies above Devon and England stands imperiled as never before by the dark shadow of Nazi invasion. The hero again is Paul Craddock -- older, wiser, but still fiercely dedicated to his land, to his children and grandchildren, to his tenants and to the vanishing way of life they represent.

Napoleon in Love

by R. F. Delderfield

A biographical account of the infamous Napoleon I, the French Emperor -- and his relationships with the women in his life.

Seven Men of Gascony

by R. F. Delderfield

(from book jacket flaps) IN THIS MAGNIFICENT saga which spans the heroic triumphs and defeats of Napoleon, R. F. Delderfield, the best-selling author of A Horseman Riding By, The Green Gauntlet God Is an Englishman and Theirs Was the Kingdom, relates the lives, the loves the battles and the enduring comradeship of seven soldiers, comrades and friends from Austria to Portugal, from Germany to Russia, and through the final defeat at Waterloo. Seldom has the master storyteller written in a more epic vein-, his novel takes the reader from the smoke of the battlefields to the councils of the Emperor, from the fire of Moscow, to Paris occupied by the Russians, from the life of French soldiers in captivity in England to the day-to-day concerns of ordinary Frenchmen and Frenchwomen at home, with a wealth of fascinating detail and a depth of understanding that are the hallmarks of Delderfield's fiction. Yet the focus of the novel remains its central characters-heroes in every sense of the word: Gabriel, the young painter turned dashing soldier-, Sergeant Jean Ticquet; Nicholas, the beau sabreur; Emmanuel with the attractive face and the merry eyes; Dominique, the farmhand; Claude, the romantic; Louis, the coachman who longs to be in the cavalry-and Nicholette, the beautiful young cantiniere, who marries one of them. . . . Sometimes united and sometimes separated, in war, peace, love, fortune, misfortune, adventure and danger, their stories are intertwined in the history of France and the glories of Napoleon until they face their fate together with their Emperor at the climactic moment of Waterloo. Full of romance, warmth and passion, Seven Men of Gascony is one of R. F. Delderfield's finest novels.

Stop at a Winner

by R. F. Delderfield

A humorous tale of the Pascoe family's tribulations and Pedlar Padcoe's journey in to the midst of the action of World War Two.

Theirs Was the Kingdom (Swann Family Saga #2)

by R. F. Delderfield

Theirs Was the Kingdom is a stirring saga of England in the late 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.

To Serve Them All My Days

by R. F. Delderfield

"R. F. Delderfield is a born storyteller." - Sunday Mirror. The beloved classic saga from master author R. F. Delderfield, subject of a landmark BBC miniseries. To Serve Them All My Days is the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked. He is hired to teach history at Bamfylde School, where he rejects the formal curriculum and teaches the causes and consequences of the Great War. Eventually David earns the respect of his students and many of his fellow teachers, against the backdrop of a country struggling to redefine itself. As David falls in love and finds himself on track to possibly take on the headmaster role, he must search to find the strength to hold true to his beliefs as the specter of another great war looms. To Serve Them All My Days is a brilliant picture of England between the World Wars, as the country comes to terms with the horrors of the Great War and the new forces reshaping the British government and society. Subject of a Landmark BBC Miniseries, Includes Bonus Reading Group Guide.

Too Few for Drums

by R. F. Delderfield

This tale of the Peninsular campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars offers unforgettable adventure. In the lead is young ensign Keith Graham, trying desperately to elude capture and certain death. At his side is Gwyneth, beautiful, smart, experienced --- a woman of the world.

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