The Cumbrian Trilogy
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  • 1
    The Hired Man: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 1 | Melvyn Bragg

    The Hired Man: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Malcolm Sinclair
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    (15)
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    Set in Cumbria and covering the period from 1898 to the early '20s, this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire, first farm labourer then coal miner, and his wife, Emily. John's struggle to break free from the humiliating status of a 'hired man' is the theme of a novel which has been hailed as a classic of its kind - as meticulously detailed as a social document, as evocative as the writings of Hardy and Lawrence.

    Coal meets corn docudrama

    An interesting saga of rural life in 19th century Cumbria . Told with great confidence and attention to detail reflecting the social history of the ag..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 September 2016 by Paul D (Normandy, France)
  • 2
    A Place in England: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 2 | Melvyn Bragg

    A Place in England: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Malcolm Sinclair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (5)
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    Joseph Tallantire has hope and ambition - like his father before him, he is determined to make something of himself and improve his lot. But life is not easy for an uneducated young man in Cumberland before and during World War II, and Joseph's struggle against the odds is the subject of this moving and evocative novel.

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    Kingdom Come: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 3 | Melvyn Bragg

    Kingdom Come: The Cumbrian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Malcolm Sinclair
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    Douglas Tallentire has at last achieved what his father and grandfather before him fought for so bitterly. Educated and independent, he can carve out his own career and spread his wings. But success, freedom and happiness are more elusive than ever in the fiercely competitive '70s. From Cumbria to the frenetic whirl of sophisticated life in New York and London, Douglas, like all the Tallentires, must come to terms with private uncertainty and pain.

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