The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock
(Greville Family)

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Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, no one, upstairs or downstairs, is left untouched. For fans of sweeping historical fiction, the reissue of Phillip Rock's New York Times bestseller The Passing Bells is a breathtaking family saga not to be missed.


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Born in Hollywood, California, Phillip Rock moved to England with his family when he was seven, attending school there for six years until the blitz of 1940, and lived as an adult in Los Angeles. He was the author of three previous novels before The Passing Bells series: Flickers, The Dead in Guanajuato, and The Extraordinary Seaman. He died in 2004.
Published December 4, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 531 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Versatile novelist Rock now decants a full-bodied fermentation of that good stuff about the coronets, kind hearts, and gallant men and women who soldiered through World War I—only to witness the dissolution of English days and ways that would never be the same again.

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"The Passing Bells" by Phillip Rock is a novel that focuses on the impact of war, specificlaly World War I and how it impacted a titled British family, their servants, and the people that entered their lives throughout the changes.

Apr 05 2013 | Read Full Review of The Passing Bells (Greville F...

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