An outstanding novel of romance and grief in the aftermath of the Great War...
From a comfortable childhood in Edwardian Yorkshire, through the pain and grief of the First World War, Edwina dreamed of Men on White Horses. But the Age of Chivalry was dead. After the cataclysm, nothing could ever be the same again - and even Italy in the '20s, with its promise of romance and fulfilment, seemed to proclaim an end of hope. Redolent of a lost era, rich in drama and characterisation, the fabulous novel by the award-winning author of A Kind of War.
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I wanted to like this...
I would definitely try another book by Pamela Haines. I just found this one was more about Edwina's childhood than it ever was about her adult years. 1/2 of the way through the book, she's still 13 years old and going to convent school... I enjoyed Ms. Haines' writing style, so I will try another book of hers.
The narrator, particularly in the middle of the book, was so posh and pompous that it made it hard to tell if she was affecting for dialogue or just talks that way normally. It just didn't do it for me.
I will try another book by Pamela Haines - I have downloaded Daughter of the Northern Fields.
But whether the narrator ruined it for me, or the book just happened to move slowly, I don't know what made me give up halfway through.