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The Web and The Wing

Summary The Web and The Wing

Eanwhile the Earl's sister Amelia who lives her cloistered life in southern Spain a land of wilting heat violent revolts and no divorce is locked into her marriage with Alva a wealthy powerful estate owner with close ties to the Army Drawing together the history and people of three nations Britain Germany and Spain. This is not your average historical romance novel it is a look at British society that is attempting to be redefined after the great War Read the full review at OurBookClub

review ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Teresa Raftery

The Web and the Wing opens on Armistice Day in the Lancashire village of Ardleagh In Ardleagh Hall home of the Earl of Eglinton the Earl's son James is madly in love with Claire a maid whose father was killed in one of the Earl's mines It is a love thwarted by class distinction and greed – the same forces that th. Review here25Crossposted between LibraryThing aNobii NetGalley BookLikes

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At will flash throughout Europe and eventually light the bonfire of Hitler’s Third ReichAfter the defeat of the miners in the bitter strike of 1926 James leaves home to become a concert pianist in Berlin in the Weimar Republic now a mecca of the arts There he witnesses with concern Adolph Hitler's rise to power M. This novel covers the time period from November 11 1918 to the late days of 1930 and is the first book in a planned trilogy The story begins in the village of Ardleagh in Lancashire where the Earl of Eglinton and his family are returning following the was The eldest son was killed and James is now the one who will inherit the title a development that will mean that his father will determine a different course of study for him than James wants for himselfClaire has returned to the estate to help out after working as a teacher in the village recently She was taken in years before by her aunt Anna when Claire's father was killed in a mine accident and her mother having died when she was just a toddlerOver the years Claire and James had been playmates Claire introducing James to the unstructured play of village children and a world his privileged upbringing wouldn't have normally exposed him to The two also became close in other ways and feelings have developed between them feelings that Claire knows can lead nowhere due to their difference in class She determines to find herself a life of her own elsewhere and a chance encounter provides her an opportunity that will lead her farther than she thoughtThe Earl's sister Amelia married a Spanish nobleman and has a daughter Leonora a few years younger than James and Leonora is allowed to attend boarding school in England and have her social debut thereLeonora's father Alva Duke of Arradova has a close friend Raimundo de Conde a general in the Army As Spain sinks into political turmoil Alva and Raimundo are involved and Leonora's future is being determined by her fatherAs the plot moves the characters from Lancashire to London Cordoba to Biarritz Paris to Berlin we see the lives of these three young people develop We also see the political history that leads to the Spanish Civil War and World War II developingThis is a novel that ties in the personal stories of these characters to history in a very real way I will be looking forward to the continuation of their stories

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