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Titre : The Lost Years
Éditeur : SOUNDINGS, United States
Date d'édition : 2005
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Unabridged.
Language: English . Brand New. The scandal caused by his late parents meant that Perys Tremayne was not readily accepted by the rest of his family or his neighbors in Heligan, Cornwall. A neighboring farmer s daughter. Annie, and her brother, Martin, are the only two who will befriend him. When war breaks out in 1914, Perys determination and talent for flying enables him to join the Royal Flying Corps and become a distinguished flying ace. His love life is less successful. He is deeply attracted to Annie but she s committed to Jimmy, who returns from the Western Front gassed and blinded. And his relationship with Grace, a nurse working on the S.S. Sultan, ends tragically when the Germans torpedo the ship. But circumstances can change and all hope of love for Perys is not lost. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781845590161
Cornwall, 1914 - Perys Tremayne arrives at St Austell to stay with relatives at the ancient family home of Heligan House. But this is not a social visit: Perys is hoping to use his family connections to start a military career with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry.
Perys is a Tremayne, but only just: his childhood was coloured by the disgrace of his illegitimacy. While family tensions continue to strain, Perys finds friendship with the locals, in particular farm girl Annie Rowe. Annie, though, has long been the subject of a tacit agreement between her parents and neighbours the Rowes, that one day she would marry their son Jimmy. And when Jimmy is badly injured in the trenches at Ypres, Annie feels unable to refuse.
It seems that Perys and Annie are fated to remain apart, but in this war to end all wars, one can never be sure what is to happen next . . .
Thompson has always been a good writer in his chosen field of historical fabulations and, as usual, he emphasises the historic over the romantic. His many fans won't be disappointed ( BRISTOL EVENING NEWS)
A heart-warming read for lovers of Great War romance. ( WIGAN EVENING POST)
Thompson's enjoyable novel has lots of airtime action and a good mix of fact and fiction. ( KEIGHLEY NEWS)
With his usual flair, Thompson combines a tender love story with fascinating detail of the exploits of the RFC... He evokes brilliantly the mores of the time, the grim reality of war...a thought provoking novel as well as a good read. ( HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW)
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