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The Eye of Heaven By Penelope Squibb
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In the early years of the century the Blakeney children live in conditions of benign neglect at Edenhall in Somerset. Joined by the German and American branches of the family and the young Blooms... More > from the village, they roam the hills and valleys of the Quantocks, free of supervision. Their magic circle is broken by tragedy until they discover a holy well in the woods, the eye of heaven. The boys are finally sent away to school, leaving Teddie to her painting and her sister Sidonie's disruptive presence. Sidonie is sent away in disgrace time and again and finds herself stranded in Germany in 1914. Throughout the long, hot summer of 1914, loving one man and loved by another, Teddie plays a dangerous game. The German cousins are professional soldiers. The American cousins are at Edenhall as the clouds of war gather. The Blakeney sons are keen to do their bit. Will the magic circle and precious family ties be fractured by the coming war? Can love survive the conflict?< Less
The Gates of Heaven By Penelope Squibb
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The Gates of Heaven begins the day after war has been declared. With war fever raging, Giles Blakeney sets about forming the Vale of Eden Yeomanry. Daniel Bloom and his friends enlist in a Pals... More > Battalion. Teddie and Clemmie begin nursing and Lady Mae turns Edenhall into a convalescent home. Will is in France looking for runaway, Sidonie. She does not wish to be found but finds salvation in an unusual way. Teddie loves Sigi but with anti-German feelings high, all must be hidden. Hugo is in France with the BEF, followed by the Blakeney boys and Daniel Bloom. The German cousins, Sigi and Hansie, already soldiers are in France too. Teddie and Clemmie go to France to nurse as battles take their toll. Sidonie’s problems seem insoluble and, she alienates those who try to help her.The war ends and the survivors gather at Edenhall. Can Edenhall work its magic? Teddie wants only to turn the clock back to the summer of 1914 before the gates of heaven opened wide for the stream of humanity passing through.< Less
The Gates of Heaven By Penelope Squibb
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The Gates of Heaven begins the day after war has been declared. With war fever raging, Giles Blakeney sets about forming the Vale of Eden Yeomanry. Daniel Bloom and his friends enlist in a Pals... More > Battalion. Teddie and Clemmie begin nursing and Lady Mae turns Edenhall into a convalescent home. Will is in France looking for runaway, Sidonie. She does not wish to be found but finds salvation in an unusual way. Teddie loves Sigi but with anti-German feelings high, all must be hidden. Hugo is in France with the BEF, followed by the Blakeney boys and Daniel Bloom. The German cousins, Sigi and Hansie, already soldiers are in France too. Teddie and Clemmie go to France to nurse as battles take their toll. Sidonie’s problems seem insoluble and, she alienates those who try to help her.The war ends and the survivors gather at Edenhall. Can Edenhall work its magic? Teddie wants only to turn the clock back to the summer of 1914 before the gates of heaven opened wide for the stream of humanity passing through.< Less
The Eye of Heaven By Penelope Squibb
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In the early years of the century the Blakeney children live in conditions of benign neglect at Edenhall in Somerset. Joined by the German and American branches of the family and the young Blooms... More > from the village, they roam the hills and valleys of the Quantocks, free of supervision. Their magic circle is broken by tragedy until they discover a holy well in the woods, the eye of heaven. The boys are finally sent away to school, leaving Teddie to her painting and her sister Sidonie's disruptive presence. Sidonie is sent away in disgrace time and again and finds herself stranded in Germany in 1914. Throughout the long, hot summer of 1914, loving one man and loved by another, Teddie plays a dangerous game. The German cousins are professional soldiers. The American cousins are at Edenhall as the clouds of war gather. The Blakeney sons are keen to do their bit. Will the magic circle and precious family ties be fractured by the coming war? Can love survive the conflict?< Less

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