In the Vale

Sam Adams

In the Vale is a vividly imagined reconstruction of the experience of life in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales at about the time of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars between Britain and France. War takes peaceable cleric George, as militia chaplain, to the construction of defences on the south coast of England.
Date Published :
September 2019
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781784617288
Pages : 368
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
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$14.99

Overview
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In the Vale is a vividly imagined reconstruction of the experience of life in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales at about the time of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars between Britain and France. War takes peaceable cleric George, as militia chaplain, to the construction of defences on the south coast of England. His friend, Richard Aubrey, youngest son of a powerful landed gentry family, and battalion commandant ends up in a hostile Ireland. The pair are strangely yoked by their love for Sarah, a farmer’s daughter who has been educated in the finer things in life by a wealthy uncle in London, and returned to the Vale to be nurse-governess to widowed Richard’s infant children. Set between 1775 and 1815, the novel has themes of agriculture and rural pursuits, the turning of the seasons, the scourges of sickness and poverty, war and love. This family saga will be of great interest to those who enjoy historical fiction.

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