ROGUE HERRIES

Hugh Walpole
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Described on its first publication by John Buchan as the finest English novel since Jude the Obscure, Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger than life Francis Herries who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them. Proud, violent and impetuous he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story, runs that of his son David, with enemies of his own, and that of his gentle daughter Deborah with placid dreams that will not be realised in her father's house.



'As a feat both of knowledge and imagination the book is huge' Observer

'A superb work of fiction. There is not one tired listless page' J.B. Priestly The Graphic
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Format:
Format Trade Paperback 768 Pages
ISBN:
ISBN 9780711228894
Size:
Size5.04 in x 7.80 in / 128.00 mm x 198.00 mm
Published:
Published Date October 9th, 2008
Hugh Walpole
Hugh Walpole was one of the most widely admired novelists of the first half of the twentieth century, and the hugely successful Herries Chronicles made him a rich man. Popular amongst, and generous to, other writers, he was knighted in 1937 and died in 1941.
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