Goodbye, Piccadilly

Goodbye, Piccadilly

War at Home, 1914

Book - 2014
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Set against the events of 1914 at the outbreak of World War I, the Hunter family, their servants, their neighbors, and the denizens of the once-tranquil village of Northcote, England, all must deal with the harsh realities of a violent and rapidly changing world.
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, c2014
Branch Call Number: FICTION HAR
Characteristics: 448 p. ; 23 cm

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DenisDesautels
Jun 14, 2016

Most interesting first in a series. very enjoyable and developed relation with characters.

hgeng63 Oct 27, 2014

Like wallpaper in a bad way. Her Morland dynasty series is better.

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Aug 07, 2020

In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Barbara Taylor-Bradford.

For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye.

The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world.

Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Homeseries by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.

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