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The Lost Years By E. V. Thompson

The Lost Years by E. V. Thompson

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Perys Tremayne is not readily accepted by his family in Heligan, Cornwall, due to the scandal his late parents caused, but neither does he fit in with the servants. Only a neighbouring farmer's daughter, Annie, and her brother will befriend him. As war threatens, Annie promises herself to another.

The Lost Years Summary

The Lost Years by E. V. Thompson

Perys Tremayne is not readily accepted by his family in Heligan, Cornwall, because his late parents had caused a scandal, but neither did he fit easily with the servants. A neighbouring farmer's daughter, Annie, and her brother, Martin, the Tremayne's chauffeur, were the only two who would befriend him. But when war breaks out in 1914, Perys' life picks up - his determination and talent for flying enables him to join the RFC and become a distinguished flying ace. Although his war years and flying career go well, his love life was less successful. He is deeply attracted to Annie, but she has an understanding with Jimmy who returns from the Front blind and gas poisoned so she feels she must go through with her marriage. Perys' next girlfriend is Grace, a nurse, but she's on the S. S. Sultan, torpedoed and sunk by the Germans. When war ends, Perys meets up again with Annie just after Jimmy commits suicide, unable to live a disabled life.

The Lost Years Reviews

* 'No more readable book will come out of Cornwall for a long time - it confirms Thompson's place in the top flight of novelists, right there alongside Dame Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham: the creme de la creme' - CORNISH GUARDIAN * 'Thompson has always been a good writer in his chosen field of historical fabulations and, as usual, he emphasises the historic over the romantic. His many fans won't be disappointed' - BRISTOL EVENING NEWS

About E. V. Thompson

E V Thompson was born in London & spent 9 years in the Navy before joining Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia & had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time writer. In 1977 Chase the Wind won the Best Historical Novelist Award.

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The Lost Years by E. V. Thompson
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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