Peace Breaks Outby Angela Thirkell
When World War II ends and peace breaks out, it unsettles the residents of Barsetshire, grown
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.
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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