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Long Summer Day #2020

Long Summer Day Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon It seems remote from the march o

  • Title: Long Summer Day
  • Author: R.F. Delderfield
  • ISBN: 9780340043608
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Long Summer Day By R.F. Delderfield, Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon It seems remote from the march of progress But as storm clouds gather over Europe, Paul learns that no part of England, however remote, can escape the challenge of the times.

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    1. Oooh I really loved this hugs book close It s going on my favorites shelf for sure Simply put, a young man, Paul Craddock, is invalided out of the Boer war, inherits some money and purchases a large estate in Devonshire, playing squire to the laboring families in the valley If you think that sounds dry, it s not Once the characters are all introduced which takes some time so consider yourself forewarned the story gallops along without a lull Aside from very absorbing family melodrama, there is m [...]

    2. 1966 A Horseman Riding By published in the USA as two novels, Long Summer Day and Post of Honor Description Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon It seems remote from the march of progress But as storm clouds gather over Europe, Paul learns that no part of England, however remote, can escape the challenge of the times.Opening He left the carriage, ascended the short f [...]

    3. Reading this novel is like stepping into the setting s thirteen hundred acre estate in a neglected and antiquated corner of England in the early 1900s The time is that following the death of Queen Victoria, when cars were beginning to rule the roads and radical women were fighting for the right to vote Young Lieutenant Paul Craddock had been injured in the Boer War and instead of continuing with civilian life in London, he idealizes a gentler time during Victorian England His love for two women [...]

    4. This is one that truly turned around for me It started so slowly as I was not well connected with any of the many characters and the descriptions of the English countryside, although beautifully written, interrupted the flow of the book for me However, as I read deeply into the story, all of those feelings fell away I was transported back to the turn of the century English countryside where a unlikely candidate to buy a vast country holding with many tenants did so and the new squire becomes so [...]

    5. A very long but very interesting historical novel, set around a small Devonshire valley with its squire and farms in the beginning of the 20th century The political situation of the era is described in detail too, with all its upheavals and the tremendous suffering of the Suffragettes I look forward to reading the sequel.

    6. From the Boar War to the coronation of George V one man s tale of recovery and rich life touching many Quite a bit of sentimentality here but I didn t mind it The Suffragette thread interested me the most On to POST OF HONOR, book two in A Horseman Riding By.

    7. A very interesting historical novel, with several themes I really liked the suffragettes theme Some long descriptive passages kept me from giving it 5 stars An excellent read.

    8. I ve read a few Delderfield works at this point in life To Serve Them All My Days, the God is an Englishman trilogy, Napoleon s Marshalls But it has been a few years.I don t remember if those works had two annoying things I found in this work that I wish to mention and then move on Long Paragraphs, sometimes 3 pages long This is hard on the eyes And something the writer can t address any longer The other was that a paragraph would start with dialogue from one speaker and end with dialogue from a [...]

    9. This was a wonderful examination of Edwardian England, with the majority of the story taking place in Shallowford, a rural valley in Devon, but with the forces from the Suffragette Movement and the looming war with Germany impacting even this protected valley The story centres around Paul Craddock, a city bred Lieutenant invalided out of the Boer War with a near fatal injury, who takes his inheritance from a scrap metal yard and buys a thirteen hundred acre estate in rural Devon that has been al [...]

    10. I was approached to review this book because I had read and loved Fall of Giants by Ken Follett Are these two books similar Well, they re both really long, and they tell a story of a period of a time rather than any one character.Long Summer s Day follows Paul Craddock, who, after an injury, buys Shallowford and becoems Squire Craddock The novel follows his life after becoming Squire, and how he impacts the tenants and inhabitants of valley, and how they impact him While Paul is undeniably the t [...]

    11. I was immediately attracted to the cover of this book Not initially realizing that this is a re release of a 1972 novel, I quickly scooped it up courtesy of NetGalley Long Summer Day is the first installment in the Horseman Riding By trilogy by RF Delderfield I have not read any of his other novels, so I cannot make a comparison.This novel covers an interesting period of history, beginning with main character Paul Craddock arriving home from the Boar War He is seriously injured and not expected [...]

    12. A historical saga about an Englishman who buys an estate and finds fulfillment in looking after the land and its tenants during the first half of the 20th century 1966.Full review and recommendations at Another look bookI finally finished And I decided I loved it Well, this is a bit of an odd one to review I ve officially made it through the first book of the series In my copy, however, this means I m only halfway through, as this early American printing combines book one and two of the trilogy [...]

    13. I am a great fan of Delderfield and read all of his books back in the 60s and 70s I was curious to see if I would enjoy them as much so many years later, and I am happy to say I enjoyed this one even the second time around His style is similar to Michener, but I think he s a much better writer Lt Paul Craddock is home from the Boer War having been seriously injured Since he can no longer pursue a military career, he buys a fixer upper estate in the West Country and makes his life there There ar [...]

    14. Great I am adding this to my list of books I have enjoyed from first sentence to last Discovery of a new favorite author.

    15. Long Summer Day was a long summer read, but I enjoyed every minute of it First published in 1966, this is the first part of RF Delderfield s A Horseman Riding By trilogy originally just two books rather than three, as this one and Post of Honour were intended to form one huge volume the final book, The Green Gauntlet, came a few years later.Long Summer Day begins in 1902, early in the reign of King Edward VII, and ends in 1911, shortly after the coronation of his successor, George V The novel ta [...]

    16. This is the first book of a Trilogy Long Summer Day The entire Trilogy is called Horseman Riding By There was a British mini series based on this series which I bought and watched and for the most part reflects the book Not sure the mini series will go as far as the Trilogy in time As a typical British author, Delderfield does drag at times, but I do enjoy reading him and watching the movie has helped me put a picture in my mind of what the characters looik like Basically it is about a wounded B [...]

    17. I first read a shortened version of the Horseman Riding By trilogy many years ago when a serialisation was shown on television.This is the first book in the trilogy and covers the first decade of the century 1902 1911 I really enjoyed the sense of history and the pressures for change on this Devon Estate.Although many of the places are fictional, there are enough pointers in the descriptions to still give a real sense of the geography.It is so long since I first read any R F Delderfield books th [...]

    18. Interesting treatise of turn of the century English country life in Devon Paul Craddock becomes Squire of a large parcel of land that has 6 farms on it The story is about his life as overseer and owner, marriage, and the people who work his land They speak in a dialect us n baint, you m, theym and use z for s, e.g zeen for seen Lots of descriptions of the scenery of each farm Its slow moving as it touches on a few topics introduction of motor cars, suffragettes, marriage, sluts, elections, town [...]

    19. I inherited this from a family member and was skeptical about it, as it didn t look like the sort of thing I would usually enjoy, but to my surprise I loved it It captures the essence of the countryside perfectly the plot manages to maintain a good pace, but still holds tension well there are some completely believable unbelievable happenings to provide dramatic flourish but it keeps a steady, jogging, calm rhythm, and relies on character and setting to keep you turning pages A gentle yet addict [...]

    20. When I first started reading the book, I realized how long it was, but it kept my interest until the end I got to know the characters very well as Delderfield spent time leading us through their lives along with the main character, Paul Each character had their own view how they perceived Paul, and in a way, they were all correct Both Grace and Claire loved Paul, but each of them saw him in a completely different light The Potters were my favorite charactersey cared nothing of their reputations, [...]

    21. This is long and detailed in a way I enjoy showing societal change through the stories of a single place and cast of characters , but needs to be read with a bit of time to breathe and work through the slow parts I found it to be very similar to the Poldark books in flavor, but without quite as much drama I ll definitely pick up the rest of the trilogy, but my desire to read it isn t burning a hole in my library hold list.

    22. This was a wonderful read, in spite of some reservations Has a little the feel of the Trollope chronicles bookslots of personal and political drama, and an in depth look at life in England as the Suffragettes were ramping up their activities This is the first book of the trilogy, and I will no doubt continue with it.

    23. An oldie but a goodieDelderfield is a master of the English language and is a pleasure to read You may be able to see the outline of the plot, but he will tell the story in a beguiling way with a plot twist here and there Indulge and don t miss his other series.

    24. Not a complicated book But you like the characters and I would keep reading this I m curious to see how the 20th century treats these characters that the author has been at such pains to tell us are stuck in the 19th or even the 18th or 17th century.

    25. One of the best books everI don t know how I ever missed this book until it came yo in recommendations I can t wait to read the rest of the series I really wanted audio but I didn t realize when these books were written Magnificent scale and writing

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