To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

Paperback - 2009
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"R.F. Delderfield is a born storyteller." -- Sunday Mirror

To Serve Them All My Daysis the moving saga of David Powlett-Jones, who returns from World War I injured and shell-shocked. He is hired to teach history at Bamfylde School, where he rejects the formal curriculum and teaches the causes and consequences of the Great War.

Eventually David earns the respect of his students and many of his fellow teachers, against the backdrop of a country struggling to redefine itself. As David falls in love and finds himself on track to possibly take on the headmaster role, he must search to find the strength to hold true to his beliefs as the specter of another great war looms.

To Serve Them All My Daysis a brilliant picture of England between the World Wars, as the country comes to terms with the horrors of the Great War and the new forces reshaping the British government and society.

Subject of a Landmark BBC Miniseries

Includes Bonus Reading Group Guide


"Mr. Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming."-- Evening Standard
"He built an imposing artistic social history that promises to join those of his great forebears in the long, noble line of the English novel. His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett."-- Life Magazine
"Sheer, wonderful storytelling."-- Chicago Tribune
"Highly recommended. Combines tension with a splendid sense of atmosphere and vivid characterisation. An excellent read." -- Sunday Express

Published: Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2009].
ISBN: 9781402218248
Branch Call Number: F DEL
Characteristics: 598 p. ;,22 cm.


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Apr 25, 2017

Great book about a shell shock honorably discharged self-doubting soldier on he have what it takes as a teacher in an all boys school.
Novel runs through twenty years as he painfully rose up the ranks & get into several relationships.


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