|Title:||The Lonely Road|
|Publisher:||The Ryerson Press|
|Tags:||fiction, romance, Scotland|
From the publisher's catalog in the book:
In The Lonely Road Mr. Jeffery Farnol tells a stirring tale of pursuit and escape in the troubled times following the breakdown of the Jacobite rising of 1715.
Jason Wayne flying from the red-coats, seeks refuge among the woodlands and valleys of his native Sussex. There he enlists the help of the Romany folk, of rustic smugglers and of highwaymen. Above all, love comes to his rescue and shares his perils. At last, when all seems lost, he finds peace and content.
Mr. Farnol is so whole hearted in his enthusiasm that it rings through every word he writes. In an age when detachment and laboured analysis have become almost wearisome Mr. Farnol takes us by the arm confidentially, leads us into some corner of his beloved Sussex, assures us that we are not so old and sophisticated as we think we are, and tells us a story full of laughter and the simple things of life. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Farnol, John Jeffery
Jeffery Farnol (10 February 1878 – 9 August 1952) was a British writer since 1907 until his death, known for writing more than 40 romance novels, some formulaic and set in the Georgian Era or English Regency period, and swashbucklers, he with Georgette Heyer founded the Regency romantic genre.
He published his first romance novel My Lady Caprice in 1907. The success of his early novels led Farnol to become a professional writer. He produced around 40 novels and volumes of stories, and some non-fiction and children's books. His last book was completed by his second wife Phyllis.
Two of his early books, The Amateur Gentleman and The Broad Highway, have been issued in a version edited by romance novelist Barbara Cartland. The Amateur Gentleman was adapted for British film in 1920 and 1936, American film in 1926.--Wikipedia.
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