Leaves from the Valley

Leaves from the Valley When Captain Edgar Drummond learns he is to serve in the Crimean war he brings with him his two sisters Blanche and Sarah Edgar finds his obsession with reason and order ineffectual amidst the chaos

  • Title: Leaves from the Valley
  • Author: Caroline Harvey
  • ISBN: 9780552145299
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Captain Edgar Drummond learns he is to serve in the Crimean war, he brings with him his two sisters, Blanche and Sarah Edgar finds his obsession with reason and order ineffectual amidst the chaos of war, and as the fighting drags on, the sisters true qualities begin to emerge.

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    About " Caroline Harvey "

  • Caroline Harvey

    Trollope Potter Curteis Tollope aka Joanna Trollope Joanna Trollope was born on 9 December 1943 in her grandfather s rectory in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England, daughter of Rosemary Hodson and Arthur George Cecil Trollope She is the eldest of three siblings She is a fifth generation niece of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and is a cousin of the writer and broadcaster James Trollope She was educated at Reigate County School for Girls followed by St Hugh s College, Oxford On 14 May 1966, she married the banker David Roger William Potter, they had two daughters, Antonia and Louise, and on 1983 they divorced In 1985, she remarried to the television dramatist Ian Curteis, and became the stepmother of two stepsons they divorced in 2001 Today, she is a grandmother and lives on her own in London.From 1965 to 1967, she worked at the Foreign Office From 1967 to 1979, she was employed in a number of teaching posts before she became a writer full time in 1980 Her novel Parson Harding s Daughter won in 1980 the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists Association.

  • 647 Comments

  • I originally read this book years ago and promptly lost track of the title. I was so happy to find it republished in paperback. But my fear was that it wouldn't be as wonderful as I remembered. I am happy to report that it held up quite nicely.The storyline is a familiar one. Edgar Drummond is the grandson of a dashing cavalry officer who died at Waterloo. Ever since he was a teen he has wanted to be a dashing cavalry officer. Alas, Edgar has no dash in his make-up. Edgar's two sisters (Blanche [...]


  • A little bit wishy-washy about three incredibly irritating siblings, Edgar, Sarah and the worst, Blanche. I found the plot somewhat unlikely that a soppy man should take these dreadful sisters to accompany him to the Crimea War because they had never been apart before. However, Joanna Trollope writing as Caroline Harvey did invoke in me the need to catch up on some history that I had never learned despite having been born into a Military family. Considering the empire that Britain had created, t [...]


  • Usually I enjoy Ms. Trollope's works, but this just didn't grab me. After 104 pages, I'm giving up.The characters are very much stereotypes, with Edgar being somewhat priggish, Blanche living up to her name, and Sarah as the intelligent one who will have an opportunity to leave her narrowly defined role behind. Yawn. The setting, Scutari during the Crimean War, could have been interesting - as could the characters - had there been more action (the start of the book held promise; once we got to t [...]


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