A Future Arrived

A Future Arrived is Phillip Rock’s 3rd book in his trilogy of the Greville family at Abingdon Pryory set pre and post WWI (this book actually ends in October 1940.). Having enjoyed the previous two immensely, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it. I’m sorry there were only 3 books in the series, I really wish Rock had decided to just continue with a social history of England set against the backdrop of world history. It would have been fantastic I think. He’s a wonderful writer (he died in 2004). The saga continues… Charles Greville finds love again, and becomes Headmaster of Burgate House, and journalist Martin Rilke continues to dominate the newspapers & airwaves of the world. The next generation, the Wood-Lacey twins – Jennifer & Victoria, as well as their younger sister Kate, and Colin Mackendric Ross (Alex’s son), figure largely as time marches on towards WWII. And we’re introduced to Albert Thaxton, Ivy’s brother, who follows in Martin’s footsteps as he travels through Europe headlining the turmoils & troubles of the world. I love historical fiction, and this series of books has been one of my favourites. I just spotted it sitting on the shelf in the bookstore and decided to take a chance. And I’m SO glad I did. Read all 3 books, you won’t be disappointed. ***** for all 3 books.

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