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The Cazalet Chronicles: Five Novels in One Collection

(Cazalet Chronicles #1-5)

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The complete multigenerational saga of an upper-middle-class British family before, during, and after World War II.
As war clouds gather on England’s horizon, the Cazalet siblings, along with their wives, children, and servants, prepare to leave London and join their parents at their Sussex estate, Home Place. Thus begins the decades-spanning family saga that has engross
ebook, 3404 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Open Road Media
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Miss M
Dec 01, 2016 marked it as reference
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All 5 books on sale for $2.99
Elze De Vries
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Meeslepend en verslavend. Ook nu ik alles uit heb blijf ik mij afvragen hoe het de meesten van hen verder is vergaan, vooral Louise, Polly en Clary.
Jane Griffiths
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm afraid I fell into this five-volume family saga at the start of a two-week holiday, and couldn't stop until I had finished them all. I thought it was brilliant. She said apparently that she wrote it to chronicle the changes in women's lives brought about (mainly) by the Second World War. It did that. But as a chronicle of English life quite frankly I think it knocks Trollope into a cocked hat. Not least because the servants are not ancillary to the family story, but part of it, because they ...more
Amy Beck
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mary Lou
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give it 6 stars I would. As I closed this book for the last time it was as though I were closing a chapter on my own life. This book was my reward at days end and I savored every page. It is about a British family pre-WWII until 1958. The Cazalets are a family of mother, father, 3 brothers, 1 sister and their offspring. You will journey with them through the war, their loves, their sadness, their joys. It is one of the best books I've ever read.
Jean Labrador
An Excellent Series

This series of five books about the Cazalet family was excellent. Each book was wonderful and lead to the next faultlessly. I was reading far into the early hours of morning until the series was finished. I highly recommend this set of books to anyone who enjoys books about English families and the WWII era.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
OK the family detail was lovely and the writing pleasant to read but I just kept waiting for something to happen. And despite five books, not very much did! Time passed, individual's passed but there were not really key moments other than pre/post war. Gentle passage through time.
Susanne Sorensen
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good read. however, by book 4 i was ready to be finished with the series.
Charlene A. Lester
Family struggles

This series of 5 books is very well done although at times it seems to drag a bit. Don't give up on it though because it picks up.

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Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The enjoyed all 5 books and ended it with wanting more!
Virginia Latra
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you liked Downton Abby you will enjoy this series as well.
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Elizabeth Jane Howard, CBE, was an English novelist. She was an actress and a model before becoming a novelist. In 1951, she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her first novel, The Beautiful Visit. Six further novels followed, before she embarked on her best known work, a four novel family saga (i.e., The Cazalet Chronicles) set in wartime Britain. The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, and ...more

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