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OUP £6.99
ISBN 9780192736376

First published in 1967, an enthralling saga spanning the lives of Christina, Will and Mark at Flambards, the run-down estate where the residents share a passion for horses although family tensions run deep. The date is 1908 and Christina has been sent to live with her uncle, in a house with butlers, servants, footmen and grooms – but without any affection from her domineering, heartless uncle. However, life is changing and Christina and Will are full of dreams for the future although war clouds are looming over Europe. The second book The Edge of the Cloud, (which won the Carnegie Medal that year) Will is designing planes, their flimsy structure which will soon be put to use in the forthcoming War in 1914. But then tragedy strikes, throwing the family into chaos. The story continues with Flambards in Summer and Flambards Divided. For those who were riveted by the Yorkshire TV's adaptations in the 70s, (or for a nostalgic wallow, there are plenty of clips on U Tube!) Let's hope the final books will soon be reissued. There are a whole lot of new readers, too, who haven't had the pleasure of reading these wonderful books! Val Bierman

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