The Dream Kingdom Paperback
Part of the The Morland Dynasty series
Edwardian England is a country at the peak of its power; a kingdom of peace, prosperity and progress.
As Jessie and Violet enjoy their coming-out in the glittering Season of 1908, their thoughts are of pleasure, dancing and falling in love. For the Morlands things seem set fair: new business ventures expand their influence and wealth; there are weddings, babies in the nursery, careers for the boys now reaching manhood.
It is an exciting age, with new technologies - motor cars, telephones, radio, aeroplanes - extending man's control over the natural world. But under the appearance of permanence, a different reality is stirring.
Socialism, the suffrage movement, the constitutional crisis, all call forth ever more dissent and anger.
Increasingly violent protests and strikes disturb the peace; war with Germany looms ever closer.
With the King's death, it begins to seem that the safe Edwardian world was only a dream, from which the wakening will be hard indeed.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 04/11/2004
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780751533439