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The superb, bestselling novel of one family, and the devastating changes brought by the First World War.

Thea Tennant, eldest daughter of a wealthy industrialist father and beautiful aristocratic mother, yearns to do more than follow the traditional path laid out for her. When her beautiful but flighty sister Dulcie brings trouble to the family, both Thea and Dulcie are sent to relatives in Austria. But with the onset of War, their lives change beyond recognition.

It isn’t just the Tennants whose lives have changed: for their parlourmaid, Primmy, the War brings opportunities she is determined to take.

From the Kent countryside to the suffragette movement in London and the horrors of the Western Front, THE FLOWERS OF THE FIELD is an epic novel of the dreams and aspirations of a generation who found a voice above history’s most horrifying conflict.

Reviews

A work of extraordinary fictional daring...assured...always convinces
WEEKEND TELEGRAPH
Sarah Harrison shows herself to be more than equal to the complexities of her plot, handling its developments with impeccable timing
THE TIMES
Smashing...a story which hurried you along from page to page at breakneck pace...All the ingredients of popular success
DAILY MIRROR
Full of unforgettable people, places and passions
WOMAN'S WORLD
Harrison is a writer with a gift for mixing candour [and] compassion
YOU Magazine
You'll love it
WOMAN'S OWN
A stirring tale of love, loss and loyalty
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
First published in 1980, the first part of this multi-million selling trilogy explores the devastating effects of the First World War on one family
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