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Burgh, Anita THE BREACHED WALL ISBN 13: 9780750526999

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The third novel in a historical series set in Devon in the early 20th century, following the fortunes of a large aristocratic family before, during and after the First World War. It is spring 1915. Far away in France, the Great War was not over by Christmas as was confidently predicted. It shows no sign of ending, and the peaceful calm of Cresswell Manor in Devon has been shattered. It is now a convalescent home for soldiers from the Front. They arrive in increasing numbers to recover from their wounds—their minds and bodies broken. The old social order is crumbling as surely as time begins to breach the walls of the ancient manor house. With their menfolk away at the Front, the women left behind take on the burden of running the estate, as well as their homes and households, working harder than they ever have before. Some of the women battle on and remain faithful, while loneliness encourages others to stray. Will life ever be the same again for Rowan, in conflict with society and fearful of what the future may hold; or for Esmeralda, who is riddled with guilt? Is it too late for Hannah to find her life's companion, and will Dolly ever be reconciled with the man she loves? These and many other conflicts add drama to this glorious saga of home life against the terrible backdrop of the war to end all wars.

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Anita Burgh's novels include Breeders, Clare's War, Distinctions of Class, The House at Harcourt, and The Visitor.
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"The mix of suspense, romance, and good old heart-tugging pathos is irresistible."  —Mail on Sunday

"Amply fulfils our expectation that any of Anita Burgh's books will display her virtuoso skill in telling compelling stories."  —Historical Novels Review

"Sinister and avaricious forces are at work behind the pious smile . . . gripping!"  —Daily Telegraph

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