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The Fallen Kings : The Morland Dynasty, Book 32

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1918: German troops flood back from the Eastern Front for an all-out assault in France, before the Americans can join the war. The under-strength British retreat, and for the first time the real possibility of defeat comes home to a shocked nation.

At the front, Bertie struggles to bring his battered battalion out safely, while at home Jessie, secretly carrying his child, knows that sooner or later she must face her family's censure. At Morland Place, Teddy braves local opinion to bring German POWs to work on the land, little knowing how close to home the consequences of his decision will strike. And the terrible news arrives that Jack has been shot down.

Men are falling, each one the King of someone's heart. For the Morlands, only love, faith and compassion will keep the family safe until the longed-for days of peace . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 114 x 180 x 36mm | 310g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • map
  • 0751537713
  • 9780751537710
  • 151,382

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"Reading her is a joy." --"Irish Times" "Even those unfamiliar with the grand tradition of British family sagas . . . will find it easy to get hooked on this addictive series." "Booklist "on "The Foreign Field"" "Reading her is a joy." "Irish Times""
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About Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the hugely popular Morland Dynasty novels, which have captivated and enthralled readers for decades. She is also the author of the contemporary Bill Slider mystery series, as well as her new series, War at Home, which is an epic family drama set against the backdrop of World War I. Cynthia's passions are music, wine, horses, architecture and the English countryside.
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249 ratings
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4 41% (102)
3 11% (28)
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"THE FALLEN KINGS" begins in France in January 1918. Bertie, at a formal investiture ceremony, is awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) by George V for bravery and is promoted to the rank of colonel. The war grounds on relentlessly. There is an anticipation that the Germans, now that Russia is out of the war and has more troops at its disposal, will launch a spring offensive in the West aimed at defeating the British (and, by extension, crushing an already tired and bloodied France) before the Americans can arrive in strength. Before the year is out, the lives of the Morlands (men and women alike) and their families will be radically changed. Some of these changes, alas, will be tragic. War, influenza, unrest in Russia, the search for love --- these separate, yet interconnected, factors figure prominently throughout the novel. And in the denouement, set in a restaurant of a London hotel in 1919, the reader is treated to a mind-blowing cliffhanger, which may have unforeseen consequences for the Morlands. For the Morland Dynasty series fan (like me), this novel is a savory treat that will grab and hold you from start to finish. And for those readers new to the series, you will want to learn more about this incredibly resilient family.show more
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