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God Is an Englishman

God Is an Englishman

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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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Books are My Only Friends
If you have an interest in British history, this book will be particularly interesting with its picture of bustling London, the railroads, the smog-covered Lancashire and the still green countryside.
— Tripp Ritter
The Tome Traveller's Weblog
[I]intricate and interesting... R.F. Delderfield is an author you won't want to miss!
— Carey Anderson
Medieval Bookworm
A delightful, absorbing, utterly fascinating read.
— Meghan Kawka
The Curious Reader
The historical detail in this book is truly fascinating
— Jessica West
A Garden Carried in the Pocket
It is a classic and deserves to be... an epic worth pursuing.
— Jenclair
From the Publisher
"If you have an interest in British history, this book will be particularly interesting with its picture of bustling London, the railroads, the smog-covered Lancashire and the still green countryside. " - Books are My Only Friends

"Delderfield is an authoritative but friendly author and am glad to see his stories back in print." - We Be Reading

"I was absolutely thrilled when I heard that R. F. Delderfield's books were being re-released... I can't imagine any reader that wouldn't love this series." - Booksie's Blog

"I thoroughly enjoyed God Is an Englishman, so much so that even before I finished it, I went and got part two (Theirs Was the Kingdom). " - Reading Extravaganza

"[I]intricate and interesting... R.F. Delderfield is an author you won't want to miss!" - The Tome Traveller's Weblog

"A delightful, absorbing, utterly fascinating read." - Medieval Bookworm

"Adam and Henrietta's marriage was perhaps one of the most interesting that I have ever encountered in fiction." - Books Like Breathing

"The historical detail in this book is truly fascinating" - The Curious Reader

"It is a classic and deserves to be... an epic worth pursuing." - A Garden Carried in the Pocket

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402218217
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
639
Sales rank:
492,517
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(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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God Is an Englishman 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Maria Moebius More than 1 year ago
This is a book to get lost in, wonderful characters and a great story line. Was thrilled to find out it is the first in a series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
God is an Englishman is a family saga of the highest order. It is monumental in scope, narrative and powerfully built characterization. The Swann family becomes your family and the business of Swann on Wheels paves the way for the hundreds of dreamers, both men and women, who have since gone on to greatness in business and family tradition through strength, hardship, and perseverance. From the fateful beginning God is an Englishman will keep you glued to the page. It definetely sets the stage for the following two volumes in the series of the Swann chronicles. I highly recommend this work!
meem800 More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, it led me to the rest of the books. I truely enjoyed reading them.
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a lovely romantic look at Victorian great Britton
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JonathanBell More than 1 year ago
What a wonderfully well written book this is. Thrilled to discover it is the first in a series. Can't wait to keep reading this saga.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read
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Endless details about carting routes throughout England.