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The Grove of Eagles

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published by Doubleday (first published 1963)
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Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent story by Winston Graham. A novel of Elizabethan England in the Days of the Second Spanish Armada (1597). Detailed story of the Killigrew family and how history happened to them. Real people: Sir Walter Raleigh, Essex,and Queen Elizabeth all have a part.
Hugh Owens
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Winston Graham excels in the historical fiction genre. Witness the Poldark series, in my opinion the best British historical fiction collection ever written. This novel takes place in Cornwall 200 years before the Poldark novels and concerns the fortunes of the Killebrew family, one of the most dominant and early settlers of Southwest England. This is a novel but it is anything but fiction and resembles a work of history in that the names and dates and events are accurate. The principal characte ...more
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Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah Dunsbee
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent family story,love story and adventure stories; on land ,sea,in prison etc .
The characters are good, and you live with the main character Maughan, you feel joy hope betrayal ...
Apart from a few pages on battles,I was quite agog to know what was going to happen, and hoping for a happy ending....I was rather disappointed in the end...more true to life I guess....
What a pity there was no second story tracing more of this families story..
Winston Graham is a wonderful writer and I do love to read his novels, especially his masterpiece, "Poldark," but I have to say that this novel was a bit tedious and at times hard to get through. As a historical novel taking place in the last part of the 16th Century toward the end of Elizabeth's I reign, many might find it engrossing, but I did not.
Sally Channing
This one was difficult for me to get through, as much as I like Winstin Graham. The Spanish Armada and battles did not interest me that much, but that it was a true story did. Graham really does his research.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Winston Graham's historical novel of Elizabethan England is not his best, but is still better than most contemporary historical fiction. The male protagonist in this novel did not engage my imagination as well as other novels. Graham seems better at female characters, for whatever reason. I skimmed the third quarter of the novel, but the early part of the story and the conclusion were good reading. Plenty of historical figures including Walter Raleigh, the Earl of Essex, the Cecils, and the Howa ...more
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good historical novel fro the Elizabethan era, the time of the Spanish Armada the story is interspersed with real historical characters.
Tracey Warr
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Superior historical fiction writing. Highly recommended. The Spanish Armada threatens the Cornish coast of Elizabeth I's England.
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Winston Graham was the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and in 1983 was invested ...more