• Post of Honour

  • Book Two
  • By: R. F. Delderfield
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 26 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-11-2013
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Publisher's Summary

Nowhere in England avoids the loss of young men during the First World War and the village of Shallowford is no exception. Many never return and the lives of those who do are changed forever.
Paul Craddock must rebuild the estate and the bonds broken between those who belong there. It is a time of huge social change and there are peacetime challenges as hard to surmount as those of war. And before they are met, Germany once again threatens the stability of Europe.
©2013 R.F. Delderfield (P)2013 Oakhill Publishing
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Critic Reviews

"Mr Delderfield's manner is easy, modest, heartwarming." (Evening Standard)
“His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett” (Life Magazine)
“Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads... Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.” (Guardian)
"His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy and Arnold Bennett." (Life magazine)
"Fantasy literature has never shied away from grandeur, but the sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads.... Its ambition: to construct the 12 Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias." (Guardian)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 21-02-2018

Engaging saga continues under the shadow of 2 Wars

I’d advise listening to Book 1 of this trilogy before the present book as there are so many characters populating this second volume whose back-stories started in the earlier book. Book 2 continues to follow the life of Paul Craddock in his chosen life in Devon and the narrative re-starts just before the start of the First World War.

The first half of the present book is over-shadowed by the FIrst World War and the sad loss of people that I felt I’d come to know. The sombre tone lifts in the second half with numerous marriages and births and life getting back on an even keel. Dark clouds return with the slump at the end of the 1920s and then later the signs that there may be another war. This second volume ends in 1941 and I’ll certainly be downloading the final part as I’ve become drawn into the lives of the characters and want to know what happens to them.

I enjoyed this long book that takes one back into what life must have been like for people in a rural area in the early to mid 20th century and how world events impinged on their lives.

The only things that I found irritating about the narrative were the numerous and too long, sugary episodes describing Paul and his wife Clare’s sex life and the author’s frequent and self-indulgent, lascivious delight in describing Clare’s body!

The narrator’s ability overt accents and different voices made the book more of a drama than a mere reading.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jockette61 on 04-03-2018

The story continues - super

Delderfield's story reels you in to a different era, and you can't help but enjoy the continuation. Although some of the much-loved characters from the first in the series of course are no longer with us, many remain with new characters coming along too.
Fabulous.

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