The Passing Bells

The Passing Bells

Book - 2012
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The guns of August are rumbling throughout Europe in the summer of 1914, but war has not yet touched Abingdon Pryory, the grand home of the Greville family with their parties, dances and romances. But ultimately the Great War will not be denied, shattering the household's tranquility and bringing its myriad horrors home.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012
Edition: 1st William Morrow pbk. ed
Copyright Date: ©1978
ISBN: 9780062229311
0062229311
Branch Call Number: HIS Rock
F ROCK-P
Characteristics: x, 516, 16 pages ; 21 cm

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paulagrove
Mar 12, 2017

I couldnt agree LESS with the previous comment! Slow??

I found this story riveting, the writing quite beautiful and the details fascinating and quite engaging. The book flowed well, the characters were vivid. I found myself in tears at the end.
It also happens to be an excellent way to learn about the First World War.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

Having never heard of the writer before I must say Im surprised he isnt more widely known.

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Apr 09, 2014

I was quite disappointed in this book. The writing is heavy and the pacing slow. Too many details and unimportant scenes, in my opinion.

hgeng63 Oct 08, 2013

Nice that this was reprinted so that all of of us Downton Abbey fans could re-discover it. I bet Julian Fellowes read this & thought, I could make this more soap-opera-y & more everything. I thought the WW1 scenes went on too long.

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