Theirs Was the Kingdom
The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series
Theirs Was the Kingdom is a stirring saga of England in the late 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.
The 1880s in England were a laissez-faire decade of national optimism and prosperity, of rampant colonialism, typhoid epidemics, and a Diamond Jubilee. This follow-up novel to God Is an Englishman continues the saga of the Victorian giant of commerce Adam Swann, his tough-minded wife Henrietta, and their five children. This prolific tale records the triumphs and tragedies of a memorable family and a nation at the height of its imperial power.
A beloved novel by a beloved author, Theirs Was the Kingdom is a luminous historical novel of a family's fortune and a nation's destiny.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - comixminx - LibraryThing
Repetitious and very old-fashioned in its views on gender and sexuality. Not that this will be a surprise to anyone, but while in other of him books the overall charm has won me over, the interest in this book is wearing thinner. Read full review