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The Moon Field It is George Farrell cycles through the tranquil Cumberland fells to deliver a letter unaware that it will change his life George has fallen for the beautiful daughter at the Manor House Miss V

  • Title: The Moon Field
  • Author: Judith Allnatt
  • ISBN: 9780007522941
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Moon Field By Judith Allnatt, It is 1914 George Farrell cycles through the tranquil Cumberland fells to deliver a letter, unaware that it will change his life George has fallen for the beautiful daughter at the Manor House, Miss Violet, but when she lets slip the contents of the letter George is heartbroken to discover that she is already promised to another man George escapes his heartbreak by joinIt is 1914 George Farrell cycles through the tranquil Cumberland fells to deliver a letter, unaware that it will change his life George has fallen for the beautiful daughter at the Manor House, Miss Violet, but when she lets slip the contents of the letter George is heartbroken to discover that she is already promised to another man George escapes his heartbreak by joining the patriotic rush to war, but his past is not so easily avoided His rite of passage into adulthood leaves him beliveing that no woman will be able to love the man he has become.

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    1. George is just eighteen years old, lives with his parents and his younger siblings Ted and Lilly when he first met Violet during his deliveries as a postman Violet was out for a walk taking photos as an escape from her duties, mainly being a companion to her sick mother The difference in their lives couldn t be greater but George was bowled over by her beauty decides to give her one of the watercolours he has painted Unknown to George as he hurried along to meet Violet the post he has to deliver [...]

    2. As is to be expected there is going to be something of a glut of First World War novels, new and classic, being released over the next four years This is one of the first of the new ones that I ve read, and I have to say I was impressed The concept is largely simliar to My Dear I Wanted To Tell You however there are enough differences for this to feel fresh George joins up after discovering that he has no hope with the girl he has come to love He rejects his best friend, his actual soulmate, and [...]

    3. I absolutely loved A Mile of River , so when this book came up on Vine I jumped at it Beginning in 1914, the book tells the story of George, a postman who joins up after being rejected as a suitor by Violet, the lady of the Manor George gets drunk, and then is persuaded to volunteer for active service After that, we see the horrors of the trenches through his eyes The strongest part of the book for me is when George returns home, with an injury he can t hide, and he then has to suffer the reject [...]

    4. The year is 1914 and World War One has just started George is a young man who is a postman, delivering mail in the idyllic Cumbrian Fells Violet is a young lady from the manor house recently engaged Although out of his reach, George has fallen in love with Violet and wants her to reciprocate his feelings One day George learns purely by accident that Violet has a fianc e and to escape what he sees a betrayal joins up, lies about his age and is sent to France to fight for King and Country The stor [...]

    5. I won this book via First Reads.This is my first ever book review on this so please forgive me if its not very well written First of all the author gets the bleakness of the battlefields of World War One across well The class split within the army and the pointlessness of the war is also well demonstrated within the book I also liked the way the war changed the lives back home in terms of coping with death, injury of loved ones and a change in station for women The book doesn t simply focus on t [...]

    6. coming of age novel where George is spurned so he enlists and ends up on the western front and this changes him when he returns home a totally different person in both age and character and how when you feel in the heart stays no matter what happens also coming back not getting the hero s welcome but becoming a living reminder of the horrors of war.

    7. This is really 3.5 stars for me I enjoyed parts two and three than part one as it picked up when the characters become real as the events of ww1 took shape on their lives I liked that violet, kitty and George s lives were entwined with how their relationships were effected The backdrop of the Lake District was beautiful and the authors turn of phrase was sublime This for me wasn t quite as good as Louisa Youngs my dear I wanted to tell you but I felt for George and wanted it to come good for hi [...]

    8. I m going to have to read this again as I so enjoyed it that I rushed through it next time I ll savour the descriptions A thoughtful book using the items found in a soldier s tin box after his death as the chapter headings eg a dance card So sad to think of all those women at home waiting for their loves who never returned but also for the young boys who lied about their age to enlist thinking it would be an adventure but ended up horrifically wounded both physically and mentally.

    9. Maybe 3.5 stars the plot wasn t really very original and was pretty predictable, but I liked the characters view spoiler I feel like Violet s plot didn t really get any closure, though, particularly as it seems she never receives the box of Edmund s things I don t know if we re meant to presume she gets over his death, or she s going to end up like her mother, despondent, ill, and depressed hide spoiler

    10. My rating 3.5I received this book for free through First Reads.The Moon Field is an historical romance novel set during the First World War It focuses mainly on two people George and Violet, although there is a wide range of characters Split into three parts the novel begins with George, an 18 year old postman planning on telling Miss Violet of his feelings for her, only to find out that she is already engaged He runs off feeling jealous and ends up enlisting for the army At first I thought the [...]

    11. I received a free copy of this book in a GoodReads giveaway This was a good book It started out a little slowly, but picked up pace once George signed his life away to go fight in WWI I thought George was a great character the countryside came alive through his artistic eye, and he had a beautiful articulate ness thoughtfulness internally that he frustratingly couldn t translate to most of his external interactions with other people It seems WWII is written about in a disproportionately greater [...]

    12. I received this book for free through First Reads This beautifully written book is a delight to read especially if, like me, you find the world of a hundred years ago to be kinder poignant and romantic I really enjoyed the writing style, and how easy it was to read and follow I read it in a matter of days Now normally I m not one for books related to World War II or any of the wars for that matter, so I was quietly surprised at just how much I got into and enjoyed this book So yeah I found it su [...]

    13. In 1914, George Farrell, a young English postman decides to join the war in the heat of the moment when he learns that his crush Miss Violet is already promised to someone else When George and his comrades arrive in France, they are surprised that they are to fight at the front like professional soldiers.George soon finds himself knee deep in mud The cold and wet is creeping into his bones Reading about the deafening noise of exploding shells and the stench of decomposing bodies is almost unbear [...]

    14. I received this book as part of the first reads giveaway I really enjoyed the writing and how easy it was to read I also appreciated the story and the fact that the author portrayed grief and loss in a realistic way Also I felt that the mistakes and misunderstandings that occur are in keeping with the youthfulness of the main characters However, I did feel that at times the authors own narrative dictated some of the speech, so that things were being said or explained by an 18 year old, using a v [...]

    15. The Moon Field made me question for the first time why I know so little about my grandfathers , both of whom fought in the First World War and returned uninjured I don t know whether they enlisted or were forced to go and what were their jobs whilst there I have got out their photos I want to seebeyond the man in uniform to see what they were feeling when the photo was taken so thank you Judith for awaking in me a curiosity that was shamefully lacking.The Moon Field is a story of fascinating det [...]

    16. Judith Allnatt s account of George Farrell as a young soldier during World War I is a bit of a mixed bag It s not badly written, but at times it felt a bit mid market, middle aged women s, slightly disposable romance The setting was well realised and on the whole, the dialogue seemed realistic, but there was something missing for me, which I find hard to put my finger on.Perhaps it was the very linear plot George fancies girl who s out of his class, goes away to war, gets injured, comes home and [...]

    17. The Moon Field is historical fiction at its best There s a beautiful love story and a truly heart wrenching tale thrown into the mix In 1914 postman George Farrell cycles England s Cumberland district speedily making deliveries as the post office is short staffed due to people signing up for the war.While on his rounds, George will only slow down when he meets Violet on her daily walks A friendship blossoms, George falls in love, but Violet s heart belongs to another.One day in a moment of anger [...]

    18. When George, an eighteen year old postman, finds out that the girl he has lost his heart to loves another, his life changes forever This is the day he gets drunk for the first time the day he is shamfully scammed out of his week s pay the day he decides, along with some new pals, that he will enlist in the army and serve in the ongoing Great War.Judith Allnatt s novel is beautifully written It s divided into three sections detailing events before, during and after George s army sojourn The descr [...]

    19. I would highly recommend this book as I could not put down this moving tale of war and love told from a very young soldier s point of view George is a thoughtful young man whose tragic personal experience both in the trenches and back home in his romantic attachments touched my heart I felt I was struggling along with him to come to terms with his loss of innocence, his disability and his heartache Judith writes beautifully with some delightful imagery My favourite one is from the first chapter [...]

    20. An excellent read with great characters set in the early stages of the First World War The author examines in particular the motives that led many young men some too young to fight to sign up to fight, without realising exactly what they were letting themselves in for The book then goes on to describe the awful conditions suffered by the troops at the Front and the terrible waste of life over a few yards of mud But the best of the book is in the latter stages when, terribly wounded and scarred, [...]

    21. From my review World War 1 has been written about extensively So much so, that standard comments and assertions are made about the war and about the thoughts and feelings of the general Tommy Admittedly, it must be difficult to write in an original way about how young boys were keen to join up and fight for King and Country and how they all thought it would be over by Christmas But this entire novel is an example of writing that does not descend into clich , and instead strives for originality a [...]

    22. From my review World War 1 has been written about extensively So much so, that standard comments and assertions are made about the war and about the thoughts and feelings of the general Tommy Admittedly, it must be difficult to write in an original way about how young boys were keen to join up and fight for King and Country and how they all thought it would be over by Christmas But this entire novel is an example of writing that does not descend into clich , and instead strives for originality a [...]

    23. Mixed feelings after reading this book There were some good parts the description of WW1 trench warfare and the adjustments that everyone had to make after soldiers were invalided out of the army There were also some not so good parts the feeling of a somewhat contrived and unbelievable plot to get our main character to enlist and, in places, the slight Mills and Boon writing style.However, I enjoyed reading the book which I picked up in a charity shop and it certainly kept me entertained whilst [...]

    24. This is an extremely well written novel set in Cumberland in 1914, which tells the story of George Farrell, a young man who joins up to fight and finds his life irrevocably changed and altered It is a deeply moving and affecting story, clearly well researched, which depicts the horror and profound sadness of the First World War, as it explores the themes of bravery, battle and loss, and the redemptive nature of love.

    25. A very good and thought provoking book, which follows the real impact of war on the life of a young man It made me think of what it must have been like for my grandfather and I wish I could now talk to him about it It is a book women will appreciate than men I suspect, focusing on the softer emotional side of events It is not a look at blood and glory, but the impact of injury and the change to life of what the young men saw Well worth reading.

    26. Set in 1914 during the early months of WWI, The Moon Field is a beautiful and poignant novel of love, war, heartbreak and a loss of innocence felt by those left behind among all the death and suffering.

    27. I really loved this book, well written n researched I think because it always flowed, nothing jarred or seemed out of place and every word counted it is not a happy fun read but feel I know a bit about the first world war from reading this novel it isn t trying to be clever but it still makes you think without it being a hard read.

    28. While the story has been told many times before in various novels , this telling of the young boy escaping to war on a whim held my interest through to the end I felt I understood George and how he dealt with the changes this decision made to his future Though a simple story , it is told with warmth and compassion.

    29. A lovely quant story, which beautifully captures both the simplicity of earlier times as well as the harrowing nature of the war and this is portrayed so well through the character of George Farrell This is very unlike my usual choice of book but really surprised me at how captivating it was and there were tears along the way too Thoroughly enjoyable Thank you.

    30. A good WW1 read depicting the effects the war had on different social classes, young and old George an18 year old postman joins up after a drunken night with some new friends, to forget an unrequainted crush Like so many men they had little idea what lay ahead Although the book does detail the horrors of WW1, hope and friendship are also present Well worth a read.

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