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God Is an Englishman

Published: June 2009
SKU: 9781402218217

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From master author R. F. Delderfield, the first in the beloved classic God Is an Englishman series.


The first novel in the epic God Is an Englishman series, this book is a stirring saga of England in the 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold, forever changing the landscape of England and her people.

Adam Swann, scion of an army family, returns home in 1858 after service with Her Majesty's army in the Crimea and India, determined to build his fortune in the dog-eat-dog world of Victorian commerce. Swann is soon captivated by Henrietta, the high-spirited daughter of a local mill owner. As Swann works to build his name, he and Henrietta share adventures, reversal, and fortune.

A beloved novel by a beloved author, God Is an Englishman is a treasure both for Delderfield fans and the growing legion of fans of historical fiction.

"R. F. Delderfield is a born storyteller."
Sunday Mirror

"A book to get lost in... An epic historical novel artfully contructed."
New York Times Book Review

"A novel in the grand tradition of Thackery and Dickens."
Milwaukee Journal

"A delightful bounty of characters fairly jumps from the pages of God Is an Englishman."
Columbus Dispatch

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 6 in x 9 in
  • Pages: 656
"It is a classic and deserves to be... an epic worth pursuing." — A Garden Carried in the Pocket
"Adam and Henrietta's marriage was perhaps one of the most interesting that I have ever encountered in fiction." — Books Like Breathing
"If you have an interest in British history, this book will be particularly interesting with its picture of bustling London, the railroads, the smog-covered Lancashire and the still green countryside. " — Books are My Only Friends
"I was absolutely thrilled when I heard that R. F. Delderfield's books were being re-released... I can't imagine any reader that wouldn't love this series." — Booksie's Blog
"A delightful, absorbing, utterly fascinating read." — Medieval Bookworm
"I thoroughly enjoyed God Is an Englishman, so much so that even before I finished it, I went and got part two (Theirs Was the Kingdom). " — Reading Extravaganza
"The historical detail in this book is truly fascinating" — The Curious Reader
"[I]intricate and interesting... R.F. Delderfield is an author you won't want to miss!" — The Tome Traveller's Weblog
"Delderfield is an authoritative but friendly author and am glad to see his stories back in print." — We Be Reading
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