To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

Book - 1972
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1972.
ISBN: 9780671213718
Characteristics: 638 pages ;,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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