The Passing Bells: A Novel

The Passing Bells: A Novel

by Phillip Rock

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062229311
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 724,051
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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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Passing Bells 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know which book the person read that said there was a lot of swearing. I am almost finished with the book and I have seen only one swear word. It was a very good book which I have enjoyed reading and I plan to read the other two.
mfz More than 1 year ago
Well drawn characters, interesting history, Showed how the difference in the classes and the role of women changed due to the 1st World War in England.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of parallels between thePassing Bells book trilogy by Phillip Rock and PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey. Well developed characters that grow and evolve as the world and society they live in is transformed by World War 1. Book one begins summer 1914 just before the comfortable world of the Greville family will be forever changed. Parallels to Downton Abbey imclude an Earl that married a Chicago heiress to save his family estate, servants with ambition, almost grown children on the brink of adulthood and a beautiful house and lifestyle that is quickly becoming a memory as the devestation of the Great War inexorably rolls on.
giki More than 1 year ago
I'm still reading this book, but have found the characters and story line interesting. I have read several books covering this era. I like historical novels and this is very good. The changes in the class system and women's lives is very well portrayed. I will read more from Mr. Rock.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth reading!
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Got this book from the library and tried to read it but didn't get beyond the first or second chapter - it is filled with swearing! If the first pages are a preview of a book - I wouldn't want to finish this one. Disappointed, I had hoped for a good read...