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The Cavendon luck / Barbara Taylor Bradford.

By: Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933- [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bradford, Barbara Taylor, Cavendon Hall: 3.Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016Description: xiii, 480 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007503308; 9780007503315.Subject(s): Country homes -- England -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction | Household employees -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Yorkshire -- Fiction | Yorkshire (England) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction.Summary: As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, it is the younger generation who must step forward...The great house of Cavendon Hall has a new generation of children playing in its halls and gardens.After the ravages of the Great War and the Great Depression, the future looks assured for the first time in a decade. But over Europe the storm clouds of war are gathering. And it must be the estate's younger generation who step forward to play their part and fight for their country, young men and women from both above and below stairs. Tracing the families of the house from Yorkshire to pre-war Berlin, from Dunkirk and its great armada of little ships to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, this gripping historical family saga weaves together the personal and political for the daughters of the Earl - and for their children, who must join the front line. Will the Cavendon Luck hold?
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'If you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you' Daily Mail

The great house of Cavendon Hall has stood on the Yorkshire moors for centuries. Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid.

But when war looms, sons, husbands and brothers are called up to fight; trials and tragedies strike the great house itself. The women of every generation and background, led by the Ear's eldest daughter Daphne, and by Cecily Swann, must rise to meet the terrible threat posed by Hitler.

The Cavendon Luck has held for a long time. Can it hold in the face of this greatest threat of all - and can it protect the next generation?

"As the clouds of war gather, the next generation must step forward." --Cover.

As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, it is the younger generation who must step forward...The great house of Cavendon Hall has a new generation of children playing in its halls and gardens.After the ravages of the Great War and the Great Depression, the future looks assured for the first time in a decade. But over Europe the storm clouds of war are gathering. And it must be the estate's younger generation who step forward to play their part and fight for their country, young men and women from both above and below stairs. Tracing the families of the house from Yorkshire to pre-war Berlin, from Dunkirk and its great armada of little ships to the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, this gripping historical family saga weaves together the personal and political for the daughters of the Earl - and for their children, who must join the front line. Will the Cavendon Luck hold?

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Booklist Review

In her thirty-ninth novel, best-selling Bradford continues her Cavendon series, bringing readers to the eve of WWII, when the venerable Cavendon estate teeters between recovery from the devastation of the Great War and the destruction sure to come in the next. But at the moment, all seems right with their coddled world. The matriarch, Lady Gwendolyn, is determined to celebrate her one-hundredth birthday surrounded by family and friends, while long-standing marriages happily perk along and new relationships bring fresh life to the Ingham-Swann alliance. Yet trouble finds them nonetheless when fashion designer Cecily Swann Ingham enlists the help of her sister-in-law, Diedre, a War Office employee, to free an employee's family from Nazi Germany, unaware that Lady Diedre is a highly placed intelligence officer whose influence reaches to the top levels of international governments. Never for a moment abandoning their elegant dinner parties, flowing pink champagne, or frivolous fashion decisions, the Cavendon crowd exudes the essence of British stiff-upper-lip resolve in the face of Nazi domination, heady stuff for fans of Bradford's always compelling country-house saga.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2016 Booklist