|Title:||Bertrand of Brittany|
|Publisher:||Harper & Brothers Publishers|
Bertrand du Guesclin, also known as Bertrand of Brittany was was a Breton knight and French military commander. Several historical figures associated with him are also mentioned in this book which is considered to be a romance.
This romance is set during the Fourteenth Century and concerns the awkward and unloved son of a well to do family who falls in love with an eight year old child who displays a kindness towards him. One could describe it as a 'fine love', a term probably not understood these days. Bertrand sets out to prove himself but it will be many years later before the two meet up again in rather more dire circumstances. An example of the author's unrivaled attention to detail, the reader soon becoming enveloped in the past as it is written. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Deeping, Warwick (George)
He was one of the best selling authors of the 1920s and 1930s, with seven of his novels making the best-seller list. Deeping was a prolific writer of short stories, which appeared in such British magazines as Cassell's, The Story-Teller, and The Strand. He also published fiction in several US magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Adventure. All of the short stories and serialized novels in U.S. magazines were reprints works previously published in Britain. Well over 200 of his original short stories and essays that appeared in various British fiction magazines were never seen in book form. Those works are now available in the multi-volume "Lost Stories" collection.
His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels more usually dealt with modern life, and were critical of many tendencies of twentieth-century civilisation. His standpoint was generally that of a passionate individualism, distrustful both of ruling elites and of the lower classes, who were often presented as a threat to his embattled middle-class protagonists. His most celebrated hero is Captain Sorrell M.C., the ex-officer who after the War is reduced to a menial occupation in which he is bullied by those of a lower social class and less education. Deeping's novels often deal with controversial issues.--Wikipedia.
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