The King's General

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Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
Original Publish Date: Dec 16, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100086982
Released: Dec 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478932406
Narrator/s: Juliet Stevenson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Description

Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless - and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As the English Civil war is waged across the country, Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, and Honor remains true to him. Decades later, an undaunted Sir Richard, now a general serving King Charles I, finds her. Finally they can share their passion in the ruins of her family's great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast-one last time before being torn apart, never to embrace again. "Daphne du Maurier is a magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic."-Good Housekeeping

All formats/editions

eBook
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Author(s): Daphne Du Maurier
Product Number EB00280950
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316279840

Professional reviews

"Daphne du Maurier's skill cannot be contested though this predictable, melodramatic story of love, tragedy and shame among royals in medieval England doesn't rank with some of her other works. Stevenson is up to the task, however, and moves through this tedious tale graciously, achieving a presentation better than the book itself. Indeed, the effort the narrator puts into the characterizations, and theatrical skill she brings to the undertaking elevate the story and make it, if not gripping, at least fairly interesting. Stevenson's low, earthy voice compels the listener and saves the day. Hopefully, we'll hear more from Stevenson. R.B.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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