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I'll Bring You Buttercups
Set during World War I, this book tells the story of Alice Hawthorne and her love for the handsome young gamekeeper Tom Dwerryhouse. It is also the story of the entanglements and rivalries of the two families who separately employ Alice and Tom.
Published July 1st 1993 by HarperCollins
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If you like sagas, you will enjoy reading this book. Beginning in 1913 it takes the reader through the tumultuous years of the First World War and the changes it brought to the bygone era of Upstairs, Downstairs society. Gradually, you are drawn into all the characters lives and care about what happens to them. Consequently, I’m going to read their ongoing story in Daisy Chain Summer.
It was ok - and I was quite tempted to give up about a third of the way through, but decided to keep reading. I found the first half to be boringly, sickly over sentimental, lovey-dovey skim-reading stuff. However, the second half made up for this and I was glad I'd decided to finish it. There was only one real "baddie" in the main characters - the others were paragons of virtue.
A superb tale, and topical for this time of year and with the Poppies installation at The Tower of London. Disappointed to not find the next book in the series, Daisychain Summer, available in e-book format. Managed to obtain a secondhand copy from Amazon, new ones were out of stock.
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Suttons (5 books)