Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

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by R. F. Delderfield
     
 

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Weaving the fortunes of the patriarchal Adam Swann and his family into the pageantry of English history in the years following Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897, this sweeping historical novel takes Swann's four sons and daughter into the perilous reaches of government and commerce and the army. As this younger generation of Swanns strives to wed personal

Overview

Weaving the fortunes of the patriarchal Adam Swann and his family into the pageantry of English history in the years following Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897, this sweeping historical novel takes Swann's four sons and daughter into the perilous reaches of government and commerce and the army. As this younger generation of Swanns strives to wed personal dreams to national values, the rumble of the guns of August 1914 signals the end of the world as they and imperial England have known it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786709137
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.98(d)

Meet the Author

Born in 1912., R. F. Delderfield was a journalist, playwright and novelist, renowned for brilliantly portraying slices of English life. He is one of England's beloved novelists, with many of his novels being adapted into television and film, including the landmark BBC miniseries of To Serve Them All My Days.

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Give Us This Day 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed Downton Abbey you will appreciate this third book of the Swann family. This story takes place during the run-up to WW I. There is a good segment on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. This period of struggle in society played large in the book with women's sufferage, union organization and a segment going into the on going struggles in Ireland included. There are, of course, the interwoven stories of the Swann children as they progress into adulthood and middle age. Many of the adult Swann children played a part in the various social struggles and changes. Until Downton Abbey returns, the Delderfield books will serve as my Downton "fix".
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falcon70 More than 1 year ago
Outstanding in every way expected of a Delderfield novel. The story continues on track, never misses a beat and is as interesting and engaging as "God is an Englishmen". There is no letdown or decrement in this third book in the series, and I enjoyed this one as I did each of its predecessors. You will not be disappointed.
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