Goodbye Piccadilly kindle ¹ eBook 9780751556285

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Goodbye Piccadilly kindle ¹ eBook 9780751556285 ô Set against the real events of 1914 the first book in an exciting new series from Cynthia Harrod Eagles is extraordinary in scope and imaginationIn 1914 Britain faces a new kind of war For Edward and Beatrice Hunter their children servants and neighbors life will never be the sameSet against the real events of 1914 the first book in an exciting new series from Cynthia Harrod Eagles is extraordinary in scope and imaginationIn 1914 Britain faces a new kind of war For Edward and Beatrice Hunter their children servants and neighbors life will never be the same again For David the eldest war means a chance to do something noble; bu I went to an author meet and greet at my local library given for Cynthia Harrod Eagles last year despite not having read any of her books She was an engaging speaker it was a lovely evening and I determined I was going to read at least one of her books this year When I was at the library a couple of weeks ago I came across a copy of this the most recent of her booksI’ve read a lot of books about WWII but not so many about WWI so it was interesting to read a bit about this period of time in Britain This is set in 1914 and I think the idea is that it is the first in a new series with a book for each year of the warI enjoyed this book and would like to continue with the series despite the fact that I keep saying I’m not starting any series until I finish some of the ones I’m already reading however technically this one isn’t a series yet as the second isn’t published and I can’t see any mention of it on the author’s websiteI’d also like to explore her other series at some point there is the Morland Dynasty although I’m a little daunted by the fact that this series has over 30 books in it or the Bill Slider series or there are other stand alone novels as well

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T enlisting will break his mother's heart His sister Diana 19 and beautiful longs for marriage She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton son of Earl Wroughton but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter Below stairs Cook and Ada the head housemaid grow terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story Ethel under hou Well written novel set during the first months of WWI as seen through the perspective of various characters I liked that the author slowly lets the reader get to know the characters and how the different classes; aristocrats upper middle class plus the servants and villagers; interact with each other and react to the increasingly alarming news from Europe This is the first book in the War at Home series and I enjoyed it so much that I immediately downloaded book #2 to read next

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Goodbye Piccadilly Semaid can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's to this flighty girl than meets the eye The once tranuil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees The war is becoming dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing wor The first of the “War At Home” seriesIt is July 1914 in Northcote a sleepy village close to London Here the time has stood still and things are the same as they always were Only they aren’t Archduke Franz Ferdinand has been assassinated in Sarajevo and Europe stands on the brink of warThe book revolves around the Hunter family Edward Hunter is a banker in the City He his wife Beatrice and their 6 children live comfortably in their large house in Northcote with their retinue of domestic servants and gardener to look after themDavid the Hunter’s eldest son 20 is excited about the prospect of war and sees great glory in fighting for King and Country The eldest daughter the beautiful Diana 19 has many suitors but has set her heart on the elder son and heir of Earl Wroughton the dour Charles It is however 1914 and this is an impossible social hill to climbCynthia Harrod Eagles is an established author and she brings great feeling and knowledge to this book I felt as if I knew the characters and was swept along by the events depicted She interweaves real events of the time into her storyline with great skill and gives us a glimpse of the rigid class system operating then; from the servant's halls to the Lords and Earls with the middle class Hunters stuck between themThe book moves on seuentially through the last 6 months of 1914 incorporating the declaration of war Kitchener’s army and then highlights the sheer undoubted patriotism of the country as a whole It finishes with the haunting “Stille Nacht” in the trenches on Christmas EveThe following books in the series deal with the same characters as they progress year by year personally professionally and emotionally through the Great War Mr BumblebeeBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review