To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

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Young David Powlett-Jones, a Welsh miner's son, is invalided home from France when he suffers severe shell shock on the Western Front. At a remote English public school in Devon the debilitated veteran, himself barely out of his teens, decides temporarily to try his hand at teaching while striving to awaken from the nightmare of World War I -- the national catastrophe that sweeps England out of the comfortable certainties of the Victorian Age into the moral perplexities and harsh economic realities of more modern times.

Title:To Serve Them All My Days
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780340839904
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  • TBV

    “He thought, ‘Now who the devil would build a school right out here? Nothing lives here but rabbits,’ but then, as at the station, his awakening senses told him the wilderness was teeming wit...

  • Alan

    We saw the 1980 Masterpiece Theatre series compliments of Netflix. Then I wanted to read the book. The series followed the storyline almost completely. Reading the book after seeing hours of the chara...

  • C Mac

    hello allfriend told me to try this bookthought to myselfmy grandparents escaped the slumsof Victorian Londonto live in Canadadon't want to read book about training the English upper classgrabbed hold...

  • DiNovia

    I sometimes still wake up in the morning and look forward to reading more about P.J. and Bamfylde. The book could have gone on another thousand pages as far as I'm concerned and I would have been rive...

  • Nigeyb

    A marvellous book. Wonderful. I adored it. David Powlett-Jones is invalided to an English hospital to recover after returning shell shocked from WW1. The physical injuries heal but the shellshock ling...

  • Suzanne

    This is a book that must be reviewed. I mustn't have been reviewing then. I will remedy this asap. I loved this book. Then I bought it after giving away my second hand copy. This is a book to hold ont...

  • Whitney

    Very rarely do I find a book that captures so much of my mind that I read every word. This was one of those books! It embraced a heart for teaching, a passion for history, a draw to love, and a streng...

  • Dorcas

    3 1/2 StarsI think I deserve one of those shiny silver star stickers on my forehead for getting through all 678 pages! My paperback was literally falling apart in my hands and required frequent sticky...

  • Susan in NC

    What a lovely, old-fashioned book - I read this one with the Retro Reads group. Our moderator found a beautifully done BBC film version available free on YouTube, so we did a combination reading and v...

  • Leila

    This book was first published in England in 1972 and is probably the most well known of R.F.Delderfield's novels. It is over 600 pages in length and immensely readable. It follows the life of miner's ...