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5.0 out of 5 stars The Herries Chronicles,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) (Paperback)If you love the Lake District and you love historical novels, then these are the books for you. I have read all four twice, but borrowed from libraries. I wanted to own my own set for when I next read them and these were a really good buy.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Herries Chronicle,
5.0 out of 5 stars Completion of trilogy,
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift for my mother,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) (Paperback)This is a wonderful book. The whole Herries series has been loved and enjoyed by my family. This copy was purchased as a gift for my mother. Once an avid reader of all genres of books, now, at 91, this is the only book she now looks at and her old 'Pan' copy was constantly in need of sticking so we bought her this new one, with slightly larger print.
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the Herries series,
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fortress, Hugh Walpole,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) (Paperback)I have been working my way through this series of book The Rogue Herries Chronicles and am enjoying it so much. I look forward every day for my next update on the Herries family! The wealth of rich descriptive writing is wonderful, I feel I know this eccentric Cumbrian family and the surrounding countryside that they live in, very well indeed.
Judith is the Matriarch of the family, she is as free spirited as her "Rogue" father and gipsy mother, she has a temper you wouldn't want to mess with, but she has a heart of solid gold.
The Fortress is the story of the house built by Walter Herries (one half of the Herries family) who is a bitter enemy of Judith and her beloved uncle Francis and his family. She will fight tooth and nail to ensure they are left in peace. She is fast approaching her 100th birthday but still she fights on!
I love it love it, love it, maybe Hugh Walpole could be considered a little fusty by some of our modern day writters, but by gum, he can write a good story!
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Herries series,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Saga) (Kindle Edition)For me, The Fortress is the very best of the Herries series. The wonderful story continues, with family prejudice and wonderful characterisation. The lovely John Herries and his deluded cousin Uhland. Will take you on a journey through parts of Cumbria we don't always get to.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) (Paperback)A great story, especially enjoyable if you love the Lake District and strong female characters.
It's an entertaining read on its own, but even better if you read books one and two of the chronicles first.
5.0 out of 5 stars Herries Chronicles,
This review is from: The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) (Paperback)I have original copies of these books which I love. This set was a gift to someone else. Came well packed, promptly and the price was good. Very happy with them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Synopsis,
This review is from: The Fortress (Hardcover)Judith Paris, now nearing 50, returns to the Lakes to confront the bitter feud between the two branches of the Herries family. Walter, now living in Westaways, ensures that everything Jennifer plans meets with failure and begins to build The Fortress - a huge house which will overshadow her land.
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The Fortress (Herries Chronicles) by Hugh Walpole (Paperback - 9 Oct 2008)