Rogue Herries

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Described on its first publication by John Buchan as the finest English novel since Jude the Obscure, Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger than life Francis Herries who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them. Proud, violent and impetuous he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story, runs that of his...
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Described on its first publication by John Buchan as the finest English novel since Jude the Obscure, Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger than life Francis Herries who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them. Proud, violent and impetuous he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story, runs that of his son David, with enemies of his own, and that of his gentle daughter Deborah with placid dreams that will not be realised in her father's house.

'As a feat both of knowledge and imagination the book is huge' Observer
'A superb work of fiction. There is not one tired listless page' J.B. Priestly The Graphic

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  • ISBN-13: 9780711228894
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Series: Herries Chronicle Series , #1
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Love Story Set in England's Lake District in 18th-19th Cent

    The Herries clan is covered by Walpole, focusing on Francis Herries, who has mood swings which one would treat with drugs today, but was let loose on the Lake District in the late 1700's. His estate, family, trials and tribulations make for an interesting novel.

    This was the first Walpole book I read, mostly because "Rogue Herries" was mentioned in Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch. I was very happy with my decision to pick up the novel, however, as it made for an interesting period study of a desolate region of England. This is one of Walpole's series of novels featuring the Herries family.

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