Flambards

Flambards

K.M. Peyton / May 24, 2019

Flambards A totally absorbing novel about twelve year old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion Flambards Christina discovers a passion for horses and r

  • Title: Flambards
  • Author: K.M. Peyton
  • ISBN: 9780192719553
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • A totally absorbing novel about twelve year old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding but finds herself part of a strange household, divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.

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    1. Description: A totally absorbing novel about twelve-year-old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards. Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding but finds herself part of a strange household, divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.youtube/watch?v=vlRoiNot the best of quality, yet it is a lovely story


    2. Another of my re-reads. Once again, I still like it very much, but I had not remembered that the chapters were sometimes years apart. This is historical fiction that takes place just before the beginning of World War I, in idyllic, semi-rural Great Britain, where the gulfs between the classes are large and no one seems to see anything wrong with the system. Christina, who is twelve when we first meet her, is an heiress, who will have no money of her own until she is twenty-one. She has been sent [...]


    3. It's hard to put my finger on why I didn't want to give Flambards more stars, but I felt lukewarm at the end rather than enthralled. There were a lot of elements I liked. For instance, the way Christina arrives to a house in turmoil because her cousin William has been thrown from a horse; also the way she is treated almost like a servant, and forced to ride when she's not sure she wants to. I liked the way the plot forged bonds between Christina and William, and there is plenty of invention in t [...]


    4. For starters this is not a horsey book - so if that's what you're looking for, based on Peyton's other works, you might be in for some disappointment. Personally I also didn't find it to be the great and multi layered classic it's lauded as. It might be that this is a book it's better to have come to as a child or if you haven't already found the themes it encompasses done better and with more sympathetic characters elsewhere. So if you've read Eva Ibbotson's adult books (or you watch Downton Ab [...]


    5. Christina Russell's arrival at Flambards is overshadowed by her cousin William being stretchered to his room with a badly broken leg after riding accident. Moving from the genteel security of her aunt's home in London, to a faded country mansion, she finds herself in a household dominated by her drunken and embittered uncle - himself crippled in a riding accident - and a family obsessed with hunting and riding. In order to survive at Flambards, Christina is forced to take up riding and forms a s [...]


    6. Orphaned Christina is forced to go live with her Uncle Russell, and his sons, Mark and Will, at their home, Flambards, in the early 1900s. Mark and his father are obsessed with horses while Will is obsessed with machinery and aviation. To her surprise, Christina becomes deeply attached to Flambards, although her relationship with these three strong willed men is unpredictable and stressful.


    7. Really loved it. Can't explain why. The plot was nothing exciting, I guess, but I loved the way it was written. The descriptions were so evocative and the characters were fascinating and complex. And it was set in a time period that I find interesting, too. I just wanted it to keep going forever, so I was thrilled to learn there are sequels!My only complaint was that Christina's realisiation at the end that she loved William seemed really sudden and almost tacked-on. Didn't feel any build-up or [...]


    8. K. M. Peytonin Christina-kirjat: nuortenkirjallisuuden klassikko, joka voisi olla myös aikuisten klassikko. Suomeksi Christinat on julkaistu 80-luvulla (4 osaa). Christina-sarja alkaa osalla Christina : kartanon varjoissa. 12-vuotias orpo Christina on asunut tätinsä luona kunnes eno Russell ehdottaa, että tyttö muuttaisi hänen luokseen Flambards-nimiseen kartanoon Englannin maaseudulle. Enolla on kaksi poikaa ja hän toivoo, että Christina menisi myöhemmin naimisiin vanhemman pojan kanss [...]


    9. Twelve-year-old Christina, an orphaned heiress waiting for her 21st birthday, is shipped off to Flambards to live with her uncle and his two sons, Mark and William, presumably because Flambards is failing and and the uncle wishes to marry Christina off to Mark for her inheritance. Christina isn't sure how she feels about this, especially when she arrives and is treated like a servant, and she sees how cruel her uncle is about anything but horses. Mark is just like him, too, and odd William is be [...]


    10. I really expected this to be rather boring, but it was not. I enjoyed it immensly. The first few pages took me a little bit to get into the writing style, but once I did I was hooked.Christina moves to Flambards to live with her uncle, Russell, and cousins, Mark and William. Little does she expect the kind of people she will meet there. Uncle Russell, impassioned with his love for hunting, wants both his sons to love it just as equally. Mark takes after Russell, but William has dreams of his own [...]


    11. I enjoyed reading this first book in the Flambards trilogy very much. Firstly, it's a book about horses (always a winner with me); secondly, it's a book about my next great passion - country houses. It's also a book about changing times and England just prior to the first world war, class systems and what would really be the last years in the great country estates of England.Already in the book, Flambards is "dying", subsiding into decay due to the owner's inability/disinterest in maintaining it [...]


    12. I found the story so charming. It reminded me very strongly of Anne of Green Gables, and I’m sure it would have been one of my favorites if I’d read it when I was reading Anne. I love the passages about the hunt, horse-riding, and the passages about flying. These beautiful scenes romanticize both sports. Though, of course, with riding the romanticism is curtailed by the inclusion of Will’s and Mr. Russell’s accidents. In the first book, flying is definitely the safer sport. It won’t st [...]


    13. One thing I am aiming for in 2016 is to read all (or get close) to reading all the books that I own but have not gotten around to reading yet. And I have many! Being a teacher, I buy lots of children's book, and also a travelling Book Fair comes to my school 3 times a year. I want to support my school (as we get some of the profit) so I buy books. But this means that I have quite a lot of children's books lying unread.So this is how I got this lovely edition of Flambards, an Oxford Children's Cl [...]


    14. I first read this book when I was about 12, the age of the heroine Christina and loved it. My feelings for the story further intensified when Yorkshire Television thoughtfully produced an adaptation in 1979. I'm not sure what made me order a copy on my kindle 30+ years later but after I devoured it in one sitting, I realised I still love this story and can't recommend it highly enough!This book has everything from horses, to orphans to love interest a-plenty. I was going to say it's the perfect [...]


    15. I do love a good horse story. And this, all other considerations aside, is a damn good horse story. There's also a plucky orphan and some misunderstood boys and some downtrodden servants and an evil sot of an uncle. So it's not like there's nothing for you non-horsey folks. There's plenty of fox-hunting that ends badly for the foxes, so do be warned about that if you're squeamish about fox blood smeared on people in a ritualistic manner and the like. (Is that a spoiler? I don't think so, but I'l [...]


    16. One from my collection. The opening pages took me right back to 1977. Delicious.LaterHow I love this story. Re-reading it again for the umpteenth time took me straight back to my teenage years. I actually felt a shiver down my spine as I started reading it, the descriptions of the Essex countryside mingling with my own recollection of that area, and then the theme tune from the tv series popped into my head and I was transported back to the 1970s!


    17. Horse Fever? Downton Abbey fan? Yes, this might be the book for you. Flambards is a book that is filled with horses and saddles and riding and hunting and other Horse Words that escape me at the moment. Trust me on this. Drink this book in and you’ll get your horse love quota for the year.



    18. So, this book was okay. I liked the concept of the story, but the overall writing style and the development of the story was poor. The story covered quite a large timeline, but I didn't recognise any signs of the main character, Christina, growing up. She seemed to swap between crushing on Dick, William and Mark very quickly, which was very confusing. It may have been because of the are the story takes place in, but Christina's casual acceptance of her probably marrying Mark was rather disturbin [...]



    19. Enjoyed this short novel.It gave me quite a dark feeling. The old man was a right b*****d, so very cruel to Will.The ending wasn't an ending at all, just an abrupt stop.Luckily I do have Flambards in Summer to read (in fact I'm now about 100 pages in).So the books are very quick and easy to read, in the first one there is no sex nor swearing. There is obviously sex behind the scenes, as Mark gets the parlour maid pregnant (unmarried so sent away in embarrassment).Mark sounded handsome (until he [...]


    20. Began well; was engaging and interesting, with a classic group of characters. I felt as though the setup could have done with more resolution at the end, though, as the book ended quite abruptly. The main character didn't have a strong character arc, which makes the story not as memorable as it could have been.My sister is interested in getting the rest of the series, as she really enjoyed Flambards, so I think I'll keep reading. I'm not disappointed enough in this one to give up on the others. [...]


    21. Orphaned heiress Christina Parsons is passed between relatives on a regular basis. But at twelve years old, she is sent to live with her crippled uncle and two cousins at Flambards, a decaying estate where the horses are treated better than any of the other inhabitants. Her uncle is bitter and cruel, devastated by the loss of the fox hunting that consumed his life. Cousin Mark is horse-mad, self-absorbed, but somehow charismatic. Will, the younger cousin, is nothing like his father or brother, d [...]


    22. I did enjoy reading Flambards and am planning on reading the sequels. It has a an engaging plot and some interesting characters. The reason I didn't rate the book higher was because, though I found it enjoyable, I also felt a distance between myself and the characters. There is a disconnect that I think comes from the writing style. There is a lot of "telling" instead of "showing", perhaps due to the time period it was written. For example, at the end (view spoiler)[ when Christina realizes she [...]


    23. The Flambards books, and the TV series that followed (which I tracked down on video a few years ago - hurray!) dominated my junior school years. I always wanted to go horseriding, but my mum is so allergic that lungs close up and her heart stops beating if she smells even the merest hint of a horse. I rode through Christina, learning out in the paddock in front of Flambards, racing through the woods on the first hunt, smelling the straw in Flambards stables, crying over poor Sweetbriar and the u [...]


    24. This book took a little tracking down. Not sure if it's out of print or just not many copies floating around out there, but it was worth it. Reminiscent of I Capture the Castle or think of it as a cross between Anne of Green Gables and Jane Eyre - or maybe as Mansfield Park with more horses? Orphaned Christina is sent to live with her cantankerous uncle and two very different cousins in the English countryside in the earlier 20th century. This novel very nicely combines the heroine's increasing [...]


    25. I missed the TV series when I was a child and first read the books in 1994. Not sure I've read them again since so they are now part of my shelf clearance re-read.I think the trouble with Flambards is that it's all quite bleak - the house is run-down and its occupants are unappealing. Uncle Russell is violent and unpleasant; Mark is a bully; Christina is a bit dense; Will's a fool, hanging around when he should have walked out years ago; and all the servants are, not unnaturally, tired, depresse [...]


    26. I loathe this book. It was forced upon me when I was a child, by a mother who'd always wanted a horse. I'd rather have been reading about dragons, robots, murderers and spies (though perhaps not all in the same novel) than these upper-class twits. Even so, I do like the occasional story about really rich people; any story can be a good one if told well.This is not one of those stories. Peyton has an Adrian Mole-esque penchant for overly long, rarely-used words ("expostulated" instead of "said", [...]


    27. I first read the book at 10, my mums copy I found in the wardrobe. And I must say, it's a book which I will always have close to my heart, it's one of the books I know I can re red 7 years later and still find myself in love with the characters and the plot, and yes I still cry everytime. I think it's a book which was beautifully written and for me, it's the first time where I have been able to re read god knows how many times! I honestly can say, I lost my heart to the English countryside, hors [...]


    28. Books: 3 // Chapters: 13 // Pages: 206I decided to read this series because I enjoy the BBC-America series made in the Seventies.Obviously, I couldn't put it down. Then again, as a book listed for kids, it was a quick read.Not sure, however, that I would allow kids to read the series. Perhaps for high schoolers it would be okay, but there is swearing and, later in the series, adult themes that kids shouldn't be exposed to. Of course, I don't recommend the last in the series (which is the book wi [...]


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