From Library Journal
From 1870 to 1939, the Taverner family faces one misfortune after another. Their estate near Bath, England, draws family members together but also magnifies their animosities. Taverner men die in military conflicts from the Crimea to South Africa to Spain. Those who survive rarely find professional or personal joy. The women range from bubbleheaded socialites to political journalists. Madness, impotence, adultery, and other soap-opera components fill the pages. Readers will likely echo the sentiments of one of the characters who speaks halfway through the book, "I do not think . . . that there is any disaster left to happen." How wrong she is. BOMC featured alternate. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State Univ. Lib., Minn.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
CAROLINE HARVEY is the pseudonym of Joanna Trollope, the highly acclaimed author of bestselling contemporary novels. Her books include The Choir, A Village Affair, A Passionate Man, The Rector's Wife, The Men and the Girls, A Spanish Lover, The Best of Friends, Next of Kin, Other People's Children, Marrying the Mistress, Girl from the South
and Second Honeymoon
. She has also written a study of women in the British Empire, Britannia's Daughters
. As Caroline Harvey she has written several historical novels including Legacy of Love, A Second Legacy, Parson Harding's Daughter, The Steps of the Sun, Leaves from the Valley, The Brass Dolphin,
and City of Gems
. Joanna Trollope was born in Gloucestershire, where she still lives. She was appointed OBE in the 1996 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature.
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