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The Patchwork Years (1) By Linnou,

  • Title: The Patchwork Years (1)
  • Author: Linnou
  • ISBN: 9781447771623
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • A family saga trilogy covering the passing of the twin curse, the mixing of the blood and the odd child out moving down the generations The trilogy is based on the author s memoirs but read like fiction, Patchwork Years books 1 and 2 have been favourably compared to Catherine Cookson novels.Book 1 begins with the birth of Christopher Thomas Flowerdew in 1854 followingA family saga trilogy covering the passing of the twin curse, the mixing of the blood and the odd child out moving down the generations The trilogy is based on the author s memoirs but read like fiction, Patchwork Years books 1 and 2 have been favourably compared to Catherine Cookson novels.Book 1 begins with the birth of Christopher Thomas Flowerdew in 1854 following the brief coupling of a Scottish Earl and a chambermaid during the shooting season at Royal Sandringham, Norfolk The story is continued by his eldest daughter Georgianna, who instinctively feels herself the wrong side of the green baize door that separates servants from gentry and strives to better herself The depression of the 1920 s following the first world war upends her life and years later when Sarah, her youngest child, has the chance to go to university Georgianna, embittered by now, refuses to allow her to be educated above her station in life.Times are changing fast and it is Sarah s life we now follow through another war and her marriage to an army man as she struggles with that inherited longing for something , something better.
    The Patchwork Years A family saga trilogy covering the passing of the twin curse the mixing of the blood and the odd child out moving down the generations The trilogy is based on the author s memoirs but read like ficti

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this family saga which is apparently based on fact but reads like a novel, starting in 1864 and ending in the 1960 s, with the promise of to come in Books 2 and 3.The book begins with a bastard child from the Lord of the Manor being palmed off on the head gardener who takes on the mother of the child as his wife and is rewarded with a cottage in the village Physical characteristics give the game away and the whole village gossips about the true father of the child, making h [...]

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