War at Home

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

Goodbye Piccadilly Publisher's Summary

In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again.

For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, 19 and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye.The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world.

Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.

©2014 Cynthia Harrod-Eagle (P)2014 Hachette Digital
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  • Book 1

    • Goodbye Piccadilly

    • War at Home, 2014
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Prissy and Slow In One Grand Sweeping Motion

    • By Sara on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • Keep the Home Fires Burning

    • War at Home, 1915
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The year is 1915, and the war is raging on.... The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all, and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By John on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • The Land of My Dreams

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1916, the people are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby Hunter gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest, and Laura sets out on her biggest adventure yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series

    • By silence dogood on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 4

    • The Long, Long Trail

    • War at Home, 1917
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The fourth book in the War at Home series by the author of The Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the evocative backdrop of World War I, this is an epic family drama featuring the Hunters and their servants.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

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