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The Oak Apple (The Morland Dynasty #4)

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1630 - Charles I; the Civil War

When civil war destroys the long years of peace in England, the clash between King and Parliament is echoed at Morland Place. Richard, the heir, brings home a Puritan bride, while his dashing brother Kit joins the Royalist cavalry under Prince Rupert, leaving their father, Edmund, desperately trying to steer a middle course. As the war grinds
Paperback, 403 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Little, Brown Book Group (first published January 1st 1982)
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Ana T.
The Oak Apple starts a few years after the Princeling ends. The characters that ended the last book as children are now adults with children of their own. The master of Morland Place is Edmund Morland and the historical setting is the reign of Charles I and the fights between Parliament and King. A significant part of the book is devoted to the description of battles, although they are not usually my favourite reading subject Harrod-Eagles does a very good job with it and I was actually interest ...more
I've never read this author before. This book has a wealth of characters most of whom are related to each other. Even with the family tree written in the front of the book I had trouble keeping track of who was who. As a result there are too many stories going on and not enough focus on the main ones. The English Civil War takes place throughout the book and where it does do well is in its clear depiction of the ordinary man's dilemma at this time. Should you support a monarch who is tyrannical ...more
At the conclusion of this book, I can safely say that Hamil remained a git of the first order until his end. Not surprisingly for a book that covers what is apparently known as the "First" English Civil War, there is a fair bit of death contained in this book. The Black Pearl then covers the Great Plague, resulting in even more of the family tree being obliterated.

I'm starting to suspect that really likeable characters in this series are few and far between. Mary Esther is one of those, however
Kelley Bawmann
I have really enjoyed all of these books so far. However this book focused on so many details of the war and it made for tedious reading for me. I am still going to read #5 though.
Feb 10, 2014 Debbie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
I have to say that this series is growing on me.
and the saga continues
This series is really starting to grow on me. I am learning a lot about the different historical time periods plus these books are just very readable. This one covered most of the English Civil War. My only complaint is that it is hard to know which book comes in what order through Amazon.
Good read about the English Civil War. trying to read one per month otherwise will forget all the characters
probably shouldnt have stayed up till 2 am to finish this...
Frances Fuller
What a great series, 31 to go.
Just started this.
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (aka Emma Woodhouse, Elizabeth Bennett)

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born on13 August 1948 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England, where was educated at Burlington School, a girls' charity school founded in 1699, and at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, where she studied English, history and philosophy.

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