|Simon (1953) [Novel]|
by Rosemary Sutcliff
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All of England was taking sides for the King of Parliament in the 1640's, and in the west country the division was bitter as Cromwell gathered his forces for the final, great campaign.
The clash of personal loyalties, the severing of friendship, and the bitter strain of the English Civil War of 1642-1660 are finely shown in this story of Simon Carey, the farmer's son who enlists with the Parliamentary forces, and Amias Hannaford, his boyhood friend, who fights for the Royalist cause.
Original title: Simon
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ England