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Amberwell

(1955)
(The first book in the Ayrton Family series)
A novel by

 
 
'Finding a re-issued novel by D. E. Stevenson is like coming upon a Tiffany lamp in Woolworth’s. It is not ‘nostalgia’; it is the real thing.' — The New York Times Book Review

Amberwell tells the story of the Ayrton family: five siblings raised by cool and distant parents, scattered afar in adulthood, but brought together by the oncoming Second World War.

The eponymous estate on the west coast of Scotland has been in the Ayrton family for several generations, descending from father to son in an unbroken line. By family tradition, each new owner was to add to the amenities of the place and in this way Amberwell grew larger and more beautiful as the years went by, endowed with gardens and terraces and orchards.

Sweet and melancholy, Amberwell paints a vivid picture of one family torn apart by wider events in their world. See why D. E. Stevenson has amassed her own cult following with this moving novel.

Praise for D. E. Stevenson



“Consistently charming” The Times

“D. E. Stevenson shows a warm, human understanding … in this delicately written tale of family life.” Birmingham Mail

“A delightful story” - Edinburgh Evening News

D. E. Stevenson (1892–1973) was a Scottish author of more than 40 light romantic novels. Her father was the lighthouse engineer David Alan Stevenson, first cousin to the author Robert Louis Stevenson.

Genre: Sagas

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Used availability for D E Stevenson's Amberwell

Hardback Editions

May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Amberwell (Family Saga)
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-7531-7373-5 / 978-0-7531-7373-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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December 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Amberwell ([Ulverscroft large print series. romance])
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-85456-086-6 / 978-0-85456-086-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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June 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): Dorothy Emily Stevenson
ISBN: 0-89966-161-0 / 978-0-89966-161-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-00-221014-2 / 978-0-00-221014-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1956 : Hardback
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Title: AMBERWELL.
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: The Book Club
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1955 : Hardback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: Rinehart & Co
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-7531-7374-3 / 978-0-7531-7374-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-441-01965-X / 978-0-441-01965-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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April 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 0-00-613233-2 / 978-0-00-613233-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1966 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: AVON
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Audio Editions

May 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Amberworld1
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 1-4079-0404-3 / 978-1-4079-0404-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: Amberworldl
Author(s): D E Stevenson
ISBN: 1-4079-0405-1 / 978-1-4079-0405-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Amberwell
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Amberwell (Ayrton Family Book 1)
Author(s): D E Stevenson
Publisher: Lume Books
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