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10 thoughts on “The Kings General

  1. says:

    Set during the English Civil War of the 1640 s, du Maurier retells a lesser known bit of Cornish history as an elderly Honor Harris reflects back on her life and love Wooed by the charming, irascible but extremely flawed Richard Grenvile, eighteen year old Honor loses her heart and prepares to marry Richard until an accident permanently cripples her from the waist down Richard and Honor separate, but meet years later during the Civil War as he is now the King s General in the West as they figh Set during the English Civil War of the 1640 s, du Maurier retells a lesser known bit of Cornish history as an elderly Honor Harris reflects back on her...


  2. says:

    This book started so compulsive and enticing and delicious But somewhere it bogged down into a relatively plodding glimpse of the English Civil War The sexy thrill of the early chapters was never recaptured...


  3. says:

    Rating Clarification 4.5 StarsI knew I was going to love this book even before I picked it up For one thing, it s by Daphne duMaurier, which means it s going to be top notch fiction Secondly, it s set during a time period I really enjoy Thirdly, my GR friends Laura, Barb, Misfit and Pat all rated it 4 or 5 stars between them, these ladies know their historical fiction, so for all of them to rate it high was confirmation that this was going to be a winner.I wasn t disappointed DuMaurier s Rating Clarification 4.5 StarsI knew I was going to love this book even before I picked it up For one thing, it s by Daphne duMaurier, which means it s going to be top notch fiction Secondly, it s set during a time period I really enjoy Thirdly, my GR friends Laura, Barb, Misfit and Pat all rated it 4 or 5 stars between them, these ladies know their historical fiction, so for all of them to rate it high was confirmation that this was going to be a winner.I wasn t disappointed DuMaurier s tale set in Cornwall during the English Civil War had everything I love about sweeping historical fiction fascinating characters, a historically detailed storyline, characters that aren t perfect in fact are often unlikable , and a love story that wasn t conventional in the least The King s General is a story so engrossing that after I...


  4. says:

    I had had this book on my shelf for quite a long time, bought it in impulse after having read Rebecca three years ago and having fallen in love with Du Maurier s captivating writing style.I didn t seem to find the right moment to plunge into it, evenafter the disappointment I had with The loving spirit , Du Maurier s first novel.Haven t I been losing time by reading farmediocre books these past years The King s General is a book which has it all A haunti...


  5. says:

    As a fan of Rebecca and someone who is very interested in the English Civil War and the huge social upheavals it caused, I wanted to love this book, but sadly could not in the end It has some interesting elements, and the author does manage to make the disability of her viewpoint character, Honor Harris, work, but the first part at least could have been set in Victorian times Only when we reach the section where view spoiler the house of Menabily is sacked by the Parliamentary troops hide As a fan of Rebecca and someone who is very interested in the English Civil War and the huge social upheavals it caused, I wanted to love this book, but sadly could not in the end It has some interesting elements, and the author does manage to make the disability of her viewpoint character, Honor Harris, work, but the first part at least could have been set in Victorian times Only when we reach the section where view spoiler the house of Menabily is sacked by the Parliamentary troops hide spoiler does the story come alive.The focus is mainly on the lingering love affair between Honor and Richard Grenville, a brilliant soldier but poor a...


  6. says:

    This is the third novel I ve read written by Daphne du Maurier, she is an amazingly talented writer I read a ridiculous number of books every year and only rarely do I find myself giving out five star reviews I love historical fiction and I love Daphne Du Maurier s writing.The King s General is a complex and compelling story Du Maurier weaves together a bitter sweet love story and a tale of brutal civil war then adds a dash of suspense The characters she creates are based o...


  7. says:

    I read this long ago, when I was a teenager, so do not remember many details of the plot, except that it involved a very unusual love story between a general in the army of King Charles I English Civil war and a woman who was a paraplegic The general, Richard Grenville, was engaged to the woman many years ago, but then she had a terrible accident that paralyzed her from the waist down and refused to see him again too depressed, didn t want his pity, etc When the civil war begins, he ends u I read this long ago, when I was a teenager, so do not rem...


  8. says:

    I know only the bare basics of the Civil War that lead to the downfall of Charles I, and was not aware that the conflict in Cornwall was so important to the outcome.du Maurier again has strong women characters that one finds refreshing in a mid 20th Century novel, without compromising on the male ones The war themes are well presented, along with the historical facts, without getting in the way of the narrative development of the characters The sense of Cornwall du Maurier s love f I know only the bare basics of the Civil War that lead to the downfall of Charles I, and was not aware that the conflict in Cornwall was so important to the outcome.du Maurier again has strong women ...


  9. says:

    I love du Maurier s writing let me start with that, she is one of my favorite authors however this book fell a little flat for me, it didn t have the suspense that Rebecca or Jamaica Inn had As always she captures a time and a place so expertly and the writing is beautiful but for me this just didn t have the gothic feel and suspense I look for in a du Maurier book.You can also never go wrong when Juliet Stevenson is narrating and the combination of these two is perfection but even Juliet could I love du Maurier s writing let me start with that, she is one of my favorite authors however this book fell a little flat for me, it didn t have the suspense that Rebecca or Jamaica Inn had As always she captures a time and a place so expertly and the writing is beautiful but for me this just didn t have the gothic feel and suspense I look for in a du Maurier book.You can also...


  10. says:

    It s been many years since I ve read anything by Daphne DuMaurier I had expected the gothic feel to the book but this was muchof a historical title than I had anticipated with very detailed accounts of the English Civil War as it affected those in Cornwall.The main protagonists were unusual and the hero i...


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The Kings General Honor Harris Is Only Eighteen When She First Meets Richard Grenvile, Proud, Reckless And Utterly Captivating But Following A Riding Accident, Honor Must Reconcile Herself To A Life Alone As The English Civil War Is Waged Across The Country, Richard Rises Through The Ranks Of The Army, Marries And Makes Enemies, And Honor Remains True To Him.Decades Later, An Undaunted Sir Richard, Now A General Serving King Charles I, Finds Her Finally They Can Share Their Passion In The Ruins Of Her Family S Great Estate On The Storm Tossed Cornish Coast One Last Time Before Being Torn Apart, Never To Embrace Again.

  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • The Kings General
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • 18 June 2018
  • 0316252956

About the Author: Daphne du Maurier

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