In The Fifteenth Century And Concluding At The Time Of The Restoration, This Is The Second Volume In The House Trilogy The House at Old Vine Is A Colourful Account Of A Turbulent Period In English History Containing Religious Persecution, War, Rebellion And Social Change The House In Suffolk Is A Dramatic Link Between The Six Characters Who Inhabit It During This Period And Whose Heartfelt Stories We Are [Norah Lofts] Û The House at Old Vine [food-writing PDF] read Online ì Told I love reading these typical Norah Lofts books that go through the generations So interesting, though I must confess, fairly depressing in many of the chapters.
The coolest thing though, is that I happened to find this book at a used bookstore in Bern who had English paperbacks for 1 frank And after a few short minutes of browsing, while my kids are waiting impatiently, I found two books by one of my favorite authors What a great day.
Beginning In The Fifteenth Century And Concluding At The Time Of The Restoration, This Is The Second Volume In The House Trilogy The House at Old Vine Is A Colourful Account Of A Turbulent Period In English History Containing Religious Persecution, War, Rebellion And Social Change The House In Suffolk Is A Dramatic Link Between The Six Characters Who Inhabit It During This Period And Whose Heartfelt Stories We Are Told This story covers 6 generations that all have ties to the home Old Vine It is broken down into each persons story I enjoyed the tales and would have rated it higher except the ending left me dissatisfied It was almost like the author tired of her tale and just ended the story.
WHEW I cannot wait to start 3 House at Sunset This one is a 4.
5 star I rounded up because it holds some of my most favorite characters in all of Norah Lofts HUGE output This is the Townhouse in Baildon Suffolk which was begun by Martin Reed upon diseased vineyard land It grows over centuries to Old Vine a hostel inn and then to a boys school But it is in great flux once again now at the ending of this center portion of this House series trio.
The characters in this one are epic, IMHO Especially the 3 women I remembered the girl in the portray with the Elizabethan ruff named Elizabeth and her long life with most of the details for about 3 or 4 decades myself She is A PIECE OF WORK Probably I should say WAS a piece of work But then I love reading these typical Norah Lofts books that go through the generations So interesting, though I must confess, fairly depressing in many of the chapters.
The coolest thing though, is that I happened to find this book at a used bookstore in Bern who had English paperbacks for 1 frank And after a few short minutes of browsing, while my kids are waiting impatiently, I found two books by one of my favorite authors What a great day.
people who cannot forgive themselves are unable to forgive anyone else forgiveness, like charity, starts at home.
Another masterpiece of historical fiction by Norah Lofts Like I have written in my review of The Town House also this family saga that took thread dozens of years after the end of previous part of series wasgripping with historical details and accuracy It was a great journey through the everyday life of the common people , this time the story started at the end of XV century and ended almost at the end of XVII Again, I was not at the court or on the battlefield, I was in the house of a tradesman, an innkeeper, a schoolmaster in other words amongst common people.
Of course, their life was touched by big events, like religious movements and changes English Reformation , the plague, English Civil War Nonetheless,important to them were their home, food, child people who cannot forgive themselves are unable to forgive anyone else forgiveness, like charity, starts at home.
Another masterpiece of historical fiction by Norah Lofts Like I have written in my review of The Town House also this family saga that took thread dozens of years after the end of previous part of series wasgripping with historical details and accuracy It was a great journey through the everyday life of the common people , this time the story started at the end of XV century and ended almost at the end of XVII Again, I was not at the court or on the battlefield, I was in the house of a tradesman, an innkeeper, a schoolmaster in other words amongst common people.
Of course, their life was touched by big events, like religious movements and changes English Reformation , the plague, English Civil War Nonetheless,important to them were their home, food, child I m sure I ve read this book and its companionsthan once, and may yet read them again A house, especially an English house, has many inhabitants through its useful life, and these books follow the house through several centuries History, romance, intrigue these books have it all, along with Lofts mastery of setting Highly recommended.
The second book of the trilogy on the town house, not so engaging as others Lofts books.
In a trilogy that spans five centuries beginning in the fourteenth century and concluding during the middle of the twentieth century this is the second volume of the Suffolk House Trilogy This is the continuing story of a town house and the various people who live there The trilogy follows the story of Martin Reed and his descendants, men and women who found their place in the fascinating years of England s early history.
Starting in the late fifteenth century, and concluding during the time of the Restoration The House at Old Vine follows the story of Josiana Greenwood an illegitimate descendant of Martin Reed For generations while the Reed family endured, England faced what was perhaps its most turbulent and troubled period Josiana lived through this period of great upheaval and it is through her that the family of the House will continue.
In a time when the Tudors fou Still very much enjoying this ambitious and well written historical trilogy which follows the fortunes of the inhabitants of The Old Vine It s almost like a series of short stories a format I m not normally keen on but in this case it works so well because of the ongoing links between the protagonists of each story.
The House at Old Vine ☆ There seems to be muchbitterness in this volume than in the first Norah Lofts was a remarkable writer, bringing the domestic and woman s view to historical events, long before it was fashionable to do so In this second novel of the Old Vine trilogy we move through the history of the house during the Tudor and Stuart and Commonwealth periods through a series of determined, clever, industrious and manipulative matriarchs.
This story covers 6 generations that all have ties to the home Old Vine It is broken down into each persons story I enjoyed the tales and would have rated it higher except the ending left me dissatisfied It was almost like the author tired of her tale and just ended the story.

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