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The Flowers of the Field

The Flowers of the Field From London and the fields of Kent to Paris Vienna and the Western Front the lives of three very different women are changed irrevocably by love ambition and the First World War Dorothea Dulcie an

  • Title: The Flowers of the Field
  • Author: Sarah Harrison
  • ISBN: 9780440125846
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • From London and the fields of Kent to Paris, Vienna and the Western Front, the lives of three very different women are changed irrevocably by love, ambition and the First World War Dorothea, Dulcie and Primmy Their dreams and aspirations found a voice above history s most horrifying conflict Their triumphs and tragedies were shared by a generation Their unforgettable sFrom London and the fields of Kent to Paris, Vienna and the Western Front, the lives of three very different women are changed irrevocably by love, ambition and the First World War Dorothea, Dulcie and Primmy Their dreams and aspirations found a voice above history s most horrifying conflict Their triumphs and tragedies were shared by a generation Their unforgettable story unfolds in the epic novel of our time.

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    1. On August 4th 1914, the First World War started.Yesterday, August 4th 2014, Britain and Europe commemorated the 100th anniversary with services held in Westminster Abbey and European war cemeteries, as well as at local churches and war memorials. At the Mons War Cemetery in Belgium, a single white rose was laid on the grave of the first British soldier to die in action, 17 year old John Parr. During these services, excerpts from the letters and diaries of WW1 soldiers and their families were rea [...]

    2. It's many years, probably 20 or more, since I read this but it is one of those books that has never completely left my mind, which I think says enough about my rating of it. I can't remember all the specifics of it apart from it being about Thea, Dulcie and their maid whose name escapes me, and the way their lives are changed by WW1. This book and it's sequel 'A Flower That's Free' both created such a lasting impression on me when I borrowed them from the library all those years ago. I really mu [...]

    3. This book is ok, but that's where it ends. Rather mawkish and over descriptive in places, however it does have an interesting enough story to keep the reader interested enough to continue. I did care about the characters, but found them a bit clichéd and obvious. There were also far too many ridiculous coincidences eg jack meeting Josef in the trenches. The funniest writing in the book is the lovemaking scene between Jack and Thea. I actually laughed out loud several times and had such giggles [...]

    4. How can such a long book have barely anything of note actually happen? And too much description & not enough action.

    5. I really enjoyed this reading. The story seems like an epic one following the adventures of three women at the beginning of the 20th century until the end of the First World War. In spite of the 800 pages that presents the book as an heavy one, the story is very well written and full of accurate descriptions of the historical facts and environments. The author tried though the three main characters to present the developments of both the upper class and their servants which made me remind of the [...]

    6. A horrifically, wonderful book; both those adjectives describe this long, long story. Horrific are the great descriptions of WWI; trenches, mud and more mud, all the while blasting 1 another away. Wonderful are the author's riveting characters. It took over a month to read this, because I could only read it for about an hour each day. I grabbed a couple lighter books, during that month, too. Well 2 weren't really light, about 9/11, but they were young adult, so quicker to read.

    7. I definitely felt like I was reading a television drama, which was quite entertaining. There was still a lot of awkward details that I felt could have been left out.

    8. Originally published in the early 1980s, The Flowers of the Field is the first part of Sarah Harrison’s Flower Trilogy which begins the series’ chronicle of the upper middle-class Tennant family. There is Ralph, the impetuous, hotheaded, but brilliant industrialist, and his wife, the beautiful, aristocratic Venetia. Their children are a range of personalities: Aubrey is the boring and dutiful heir apparent, Thea is the independent but sexually repressed oldest daughter, while Dulcie is the c [...]

    9. Oh my gosh - that was hard work! Nearly 750 pages in a book where virtually nothing of any interest happens at all. So we've got three women, two sisters from a wealthy family and their maid. Stuff happens, some stuff happens with men, World War I happens, blah blah, blah. I think I deserve a medal for actually finishing this for my book group.The book is quite annoying really, I swear I was on page 80 before anything remotely of note happened. The book is really overwritten, just as soon as som [...]

    10. I would like to rate this book as 3 1/2. The story follows three women during the years just before WWI and during the war years themselves. Thea, and her youngest sister, Dulcie, are the two daughters of a higher middle class family in England. Primmy is one of the maids in the household but Primmy has higher expectations for herself. Dulcie is headstrong but doesn't always think things through before she acts. An embarrassing event occurs involving Dulcie and both girls are sent to Vienna to l [...]

    11. This book is one of my guilty pleasures - my paperback copy is getting extremely battered from being reread over the years. It is a really gripping, addictive family saga with WWI as its backdrop, showing the dreadful and heartrending effects it has on just one family. I absolutely adored the characters of sisters Dulcie and in particular Thea - a strong woman ahead of her times, and a character that has stayed with me ever since. The story is very readable with a plot that moves at a really goo [...]

    12. “The Flowers of the Field” is an epic story of the Tennant family and how the onset of World War One changes the lives of not only eldest daughter Thea – a headstrong young women, of sister Dulcie, a flighty young women whose behaviour is not becoming of a women of her status and of maid Primmy realises that the war has given her a way to escape a life in service. However, this is not some sentimental love story. It is a love story but set amongst the horrors of the trenches which is throu [...]

    13. If I was a writer, I would like to be one who can write like this. It was really beautifully written. The characters were all very interesting and you can't help but liking them, or at least emphatising with them or trying to understand their behaviours and thoughts process. I didn't quite like the way the story went I felt like there should be something more to it. It was almost like listening to a story without a proper ending But overall it was a good read and I wouldn't mind reading her othe [...]

    14. Enormous epic of WWI. I must admit I skipped most of the horribly graphic French disaster. My grandfather was gassed in that war and took three long and horrible years to die. So, not much of a fan of trench warfare. However, I did enjoy the glimpses into the women's movement for the vote and the changes in women's outlook, as to what they were capable of, while the war continued to reap the flowers of the field. Hair bobbing, smoking, skirts to mid calf - in just a short time long hair, long dr [...]

    15. I had begin to think there would be no more 5 stars in my reading future. Those who read graphic books about WWI, try to get your hands on this one.

    16. A cracking good read set against a very convincing (but not too gory) First World War background. Undemanding and entirely pleasurable.

    17. A bit of an epic, strange habit of skipping back and forwards and telling events as memories. Some gruesome details of ww1.

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