The Fortress, Paperback
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It had been the wish of her whole life to flee from all the Herries, but Walter Herries had challenged her, and she had taken up the challenge'.

Judith Paris, now middle aged returns to the Lakes to deal with the bitter feud between the two branches of the family.

A feud culminating in the construction by one branch of a huge house known as The Fortress, which will dominate the land of the others.

But within this conflict the children of the two families have important roles to play.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 832 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780711228917


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I have been working my way through this series of book The Rogue Herries Chronicles and am enjoying it so much. I look forward every day for my next update on the Herries family! The wealth of rich descriptive writing is wonderful, I feel I know this eccentric Cumbrian family and the surrounding countryside that they live in, very well indeed.Judith is the Matriarch of the family, she is as free spirited as her "Rogue" father and gipsy mother, she has a temper you wouldn't want to mess with, but she has a heart of solid gold.The Fortress is the story of the house built by Walter Herries (one half of the Herries family) who is a bitter enemy of Judith and her beloved uncle Francis and his family. She will fight tooth and nail to ensure they are left in peace. She is fast approaching her 100th birthday but still she fights on!I love it love it, love it, maybe Hugh Walpole could be considered a little fusty by some of our modern day writters, but by gum, he can write a good story!

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