The Passing Bells

The Passing Bells

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by Phillip Rock
     
 

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Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, no one, upstairs or downstairs, is left untouched.

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Overview

Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, no one, upstairs or downstairs, is left untouched. For fans of sweeping historical fiction, the reissue of Phillip Rock's New York Times bestseller The Passing Bells is a breathtaking family saga not to be missed.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
“A capacity to shock, to astonish, and to engage . . . written throughout with economy and wit.”
Chicago Tribune Book World
“Swift and startling power . . . moving . . . entertaining . . . can absorb you into its fictional landscape as easily as Alice passing through the looking glass.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062229328
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
75,408
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Born in Hollywood, California, Phillip Rock lived in England with his family until the blitz of 1940. He spent his adult years in Los Angeles and published three novels before the Passing Bells series: Flickers, The Dead in Guanajuato, and The Extraordinary Seaman. He died in 2004.

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