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Rogue Herries tells the story of the larger-than-life Francis Herries, who uproots his family from Yorkshire and brings them to live in Borrowdale, where their life is as dramatic as the landscape surrounding them.

Proud, violent, and impetuous, he despises his first wife, sells his mistress at a county fair, and forms a great love for the teenage gypsy Mirabell Starr. Alongside this turbulent story, runs that of his son David, with enemies of his own, and that of his gentle daughter, Deborah, with placid dreams that will not be realised in her father's house.

©2008 The Estate of Hugh Walpole, 1930, Introduction © Eric Robson (P)2009 Soundings

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This is my favourite book of all time.

What made the experience of listening to Rogue Herries the most enjoyable?

Having. Read the book countless times, it was a joy to have it read to me.
Listening to it made the story come even more alive..I felt as though I was there in Borrowdale& Keswick as one of the Herries family.
Sir Hugh Walpole is a master storyteller.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rogue Herries?

When Rogue lifted Mrs Wilson out of the River Derwent.

Which character – as performed by Gordon Griffin – was your favourite?

David Herries, Rogue's son.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If it were possible, most certainly

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Where are the rest?

Please produce the other herries novels to follow up this marvellous book! A great listen

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Rambling

I liked the history element of the novel. However, the characters have no depth, for example, why is Rogue Herries so unpleasant. Some scenes lifted straight from other novels and I found Herries’ fascination with the child Mirabelle weird. I would not recommend bothering with this book unless you use to help you fall asleep at night. Dull!

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A forgotten classic

Was intrigued to listen to Walpole’s most famous book . It is very well read. The story is interesting . His writing is a little stilted but he spins a good yarn .