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Peace Breaks Out
     

Peace Breaks Out

by Angela Thirkell
 

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With these latest releases of two of Angela Thirkell's novels, eager fans can return to the playful, aristocratic personalities of Barsetshire, England. In these stories of the post-World War II era, the characters of the imaginary county adjust to life during peacetime.

When World War II ends and peace breaks out, it unsettles the residents of Barsetshire, grown

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With these latest releases of two of Angela Thirkell's novels, eager fans can return to the playful, aristocratic personalities of Barsetshire, England. In these stories of the post-World War II era, the characters of the imaginary county adjust to life during peacetime.

When World War II ends and peace breaks out, it unsettles the residents of Barsetshire, grown accustomed to wartime routines. But once the young men begin returning home, it isn't long before Thirkell's quirky characters return to a flurry of social activity. As readers follow the Halliday family through daily rounds, they meet charming characters who wind their way through the wonders and worries of romance in this first summer of peace.

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Both published in 1947, these two novels in the publisher's ongoing series of Thirkell reprints again chronicle life in the mythical British county of Barsetshire. This duo find the area adjusting to the changes brought on by the end of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753169575
Publisher:
ISIS Large Print Books
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Isis Hardcover Series
Edition description:
Large Type
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Angela Thirkell, granddaughter of pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, was born in London in 1890. Related to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, cousin to Rudyard Kipling, mother of Colin Maclnnes and Graham Mclnnes, Thirkell was one of the most famous comic novelists of her day. She died in 1961 just before her seventy-first birthday.

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