"ARRESTING...EXCITING...FROM THE FIRST THROBBINGS OF THE JAZZ AGE AND THE FIRST RUMBLINGS OUT OF A NEW BERLIN TO CONTINUED SOCIAL UPHEAVAL IN BRITAIN..ROCK IS A MASTERLY STORY TELLER...IT IS TO BE HOPED HE WILL CONTINUE HIS SAGA.
The sequel to THE PASSING BELLS, takes the Greville family and friends through 1921-1929. In some ways I thought this book was stronger than THE PASSING BELLS. It shows the effects of the Great War on one English aristocratic family, and also has some compelling scenes set in postwar Germany among the rising National Socialists. The character of the journalist, Martin Rilke and his involvement in the politics of the era saves this story from being a romance novelette.