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careergirl Fri 19-Oct-12 22:39:28

I love these. Any recommendations (have read The Cazalets by the way) also the Woman of Substance books (and sequels)
something a bit Downton Abbey-ish would be the icing on the cake
any recommendations?

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 19-Oct-12 22:41:02

Definitely not downton but a great family saga, check out Tiger Hills. Fab.

dinkystinky Fri 19-Oct-12 22:42:41

The glass palace - beautiful book about a family's story through the generations

careergirl Fri 19-Oct-12 23:00:01

ooh thanks...off for a look

DuchessofMalfi Sat 20-Oct-12 07:08:54

How about Netherwood and Ravenscliffe by Jane Sanderson.

Maamaa Sat 20-Oct-12 14:30:39

Jennifer Donnelly, my old fave Rosamund Pilcher, Dilly Court Guilty pleasure!

iseenodust Sat 20-Oct-12 17:07:01

Poldark - there are about 20 of them !

alemci Sat 20-Oct-12 17:15:14

I'm reading Sarah Harrison at the moment. Swan Music, which links with the Nightingale Nest and the 3rd book with Swallows in the title.

I think she is a very good writer.

also used to read alot of Poldark which were good.

Also Susan Howatch with her Starbridge? series about the C of E from different characters are very interesting.

greenhill Sat 20-Oct-12 17:31:54

What about the Forsythe Saga by John Galsworthy? It was a great tv series and I thoroughly enjoyed the books beforehand.

XiCi Sat 20-Oct-12 18:45:28

How about Susan Howatch's Penmarric?

fiestabelle Sat 20-Oct-12 18:58:53

Penny Vincenzi The Spoils of Time trilogy, fab books.

5Foot5 Sat 20-Oct-12 19:04:49

How about Susan Howatch's Penmarric?

You beat me to it!

Also you might like R F Delderfields "A Horseman Riding By" series.

HappyTurquoise Sat 20-Oct-12 19:58:20

Another Rosamund Pilcher vote here.

careergirl Sat 20-Oct-12 22:20:16

I've read Spoils of Time trilogy and enjoyed it. I did read Penmarric years ago and vaguely remember enjoying it - I think I'll go back to it and re-read
Read most of Rosamunde Pilcher's but a few years since I read some of them and think I will have a re-read
thanks for the suggestions!

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