Invoking a vivid panorama of English life & history, To Serve Them All My Days assures the author a secure place in British literature. Young David Powlett-Jones, a Welsh miner's son, invalid home from France in 1918, tries his hand at teaching in Devon. Twenty-five years later he's headmaster hiring a jittery young man invalid out of World War II. Between these two wars P.J., as he is affectionately known, has two wives, twin daughters, a son & his share of tragedy. Rife with episodes designed to pluck heartstrings, the authors epic storytelling is resplendent & glorious.