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The Dream Kingdom

The Dream Kingdom

Edwardian England is a country at the peak of its power; a kingdom of peace, prosperity and progress. As Jessie and Violet enjoy their coming-out in the glittering Season of 1908, their thoughts are of pleasure, dancing and falling in love.

For the Morlands things seem set fair: new business ventures expand their influence and wealth; there are weddings, babies in the nursery, careers for the boys now reaching manhood. It is an exciting age, with new technologies – motor cars, telephones, radio, aeroplanes – extending man’s control over the natural world.

But under the appearance of permanence, a different reality is stirring. Socialism, the suffrage movement, the constitutional crisis, all call forth ever more dissent and anger. Increasingly violent protests and strikes disturb the peace; war with Germany looms ever closer. With the King’s death, it begins to seem that the safe Edwardian world was only a dream, from which the wakening will be hard indeed.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 4th November 2004

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9780751533439