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    • ISBN:9780751503821
    • Publication date:31 Dec 1981
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The Founding

The Morland Dynasty, Book 1

By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Read by Christopher Scott

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The majestic sweep of English history accessibly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family.

The twenty-three volumes of the Morland Dynasty series has been completely repackaged in the most elegant style, using contemporaneous artwork for each period.

This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.

The Morland Dynasty is entertainment of the most addictive kind.

Biographical Notes

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is also the author of the Bill Slider series of detective novels. She won the Romantic Novelists' Association Award in 1993.

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