Hilda Vaughan
The Soldier and the Gentlewoman
January 11, 2020 Comments.. 520
The Soldier and the Gentlewoman It is the end of the First World War and the men are returning home Gwenllian Einon Thomas cannot share in the feeling of joy at their return however Industrious intelligent and fiercely determined
  • Title: The Soldier and the Gentlewoman
  • Author: Hilda Vaughan
  • ISBN: 9781909983113
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the end of the First World War and the men are returning home Gwenllian Einon Thomas cannot share in the feeling of joy at their return, however Industrious, intelligent and fiercely determined, she has than proven her mettle in the management of her country estate while her brothers fought and died in the war For her, peacetime means the end of independenceIt is the end of the First World War and the men are returning home Gwenllian Einon Thomas cannot share in the feeling of joy at their return, however Industrious, intelligent and fiercely determined, she has than proven her mettle in the management of her country estate while her brothers fought and died in the war For her, peacetime means the end of independence and the loss of her beloved ancestral home, which is entailed upon her cousin, Dick A young soldier, enfeebled by his injuries Dick is looking forward to a tranquil life in the Welsh countryside Instead he finds himself drawn into an even deadlier battle This dark and unsettling tale was first published by Gollancz in 1932, and was dramatised for the stage and screen.
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    1. Jane says:

      This story of the aftermath of the Great War, Hilda Vaughan s fifth novel, was published 1932, and it was later adapted for the stage and for the screen It was a wonderful drama on the page, told with such passion and conviction, and I am sure that it would have held theatre goers and cinema goers just it held me.There are moments particularly towards the end of the story when subtlety might have served it better than passion and conviction, and so I couldn t love this book as I hoped I would, b [...]

    2. Mary says:

      I shall never come to beautiful, devouring Plas Einon again Set after WW1.Captain Dick Enion Thomas inherits a country estate in Wales.His spinster cousin Gwenllian has been looking after the estate during the war.What length s will she go to in order to have Plas Einon for herself.A dark tale of relationships, tradition and inheritance.Beautifully written with lovely descriptions of the countryside.

    3. Lonesome says:

      I regret buying this that any other book I purchased lately , I guess I was misled by the summary and the nice cover , I disliked the style of writing , I disliked the two main characters who appear as types forced to prove a moral rather than real people as well as being repulsive each in their own way even the shocking twist of events is not really interesting as again its only a tool to prove a point on discrimination against women even the reviews given the book when published were leaning [...]

    4. Lucienne Boyce says:

      Another fabulous book from Hilda Vaughan The novel tells the story of Gwenllian s struggle to keep the Einon Thomas family estate in Carmarthenshire intact while her brothers are away at the First World War When both brothers are killed and the estate falls to a distant cousin Dick Einon Thomas it looks as if Gwenllian must leave the home she loves so passionately, for as a woman she has no right to inherit the property The novel is as much an exploration of how women s powerlessness corrupts an [...]

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