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The Foreign Field (Morland Dynasty) Hardcover – March 1, 2009

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
Book 31 of 35 in the Morland Dynasty Series

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"Even those unfamiliar with the grand tradition of British family sagas . . . will find it easy to get hooked on this addictive series."  —Booklist

About the Author

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the author of the Bill Slider series as well as the Morland Dynasty novels.
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Product Details

  • Series: Morland Dynasty (Book 31)
  • Hardcover: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group; First Edition edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847440932
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847440938
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,337,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have read all the Morland books and have addicted my daughter and friends to them. They are a wonderful overview of English history with the thread of the family running through them all. I know them all and their antecedents and their family secrets - it's wonderful. These are some of the best historical fiction books I have read and I've read a lot!

I only wish that there were more "filler" books in the early years. The span of the first few books were in hundreds of years - the last few in months.

But I love them all and recommend them highly.
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The story begins in 1917. Like the rest of Britain, the Morland Family has borne the full burden of the First World War. Pre-war norms on the home front under the pressures of wartime scarcities and sacrifices have largely faded away as people try to live life to the full, not knowing if they will live to see another day. Jessie's husband Ned is "missing - presumed dead" after seeing action at Loos. Jessie continues to pine for Bertie, an army officer at the Front, who has managed to survive many of the heaviest battles from the earliest days of the war in France. Bertie, married to a woman who is largely indifferent to him, dotes on his son whenever he manages to get home on leave. He also loves Jessie. But they have managed, despite their desires, to maintain their propriety.

In the meantime, Jessie continues in her work as a VAD nurse in a London hospital. If you are/have been a reader of the Morland Family Dynasty novels from the beginning, then you will know that each novel in the series is populated by a number of characters situated in a variety of places. For instance, besides the number of family members and relatives serving in the military, there are a few acting as diplomats and quasi-government aides, both in Britain and abroad.

There is so much more I would like to say in praise of this novel. But to do that would be to reveal too much about the events and personalities who are impacted by them. Suffice it to say, "THE FOREIGN FIELD" takes the reader from Britain to France to a Russia now convulsed in revolution. I hope that this review entices you to treat yourself to one of the finest series of historical novels you'll ever read. Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is a wonderful storyteller.
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I have read fifteen of the Morland Dynasty series books,Just finished The Foeign Field.Its the best one yet.I cant wait for the next one.After A visit to England (where my forefathers came from)I had A great desire to learn all I could about the history of the country and the people.The research and detail back to the fourteenth century is amazing.I feel I know the Morland family like my own,There are thirtythree books in this series now and I understand two more to go.Cynthia Harrod Eagles has written many other books I have read The Kriov Triogly and found the three books very intresting, Betty Jane Norwood U.S.A.
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