The Kennel Maid


Eden Phillpotts

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Tonight, we’ll read about the love between a kennel maid who is betrothed to a confirmed bachelor. It comes from the opening to the 1928 novel by Eden Phillpotts titled “Children of Men”.

Phillpotts was an English author who maintained a steady output of more than three books a year for a half century. Many of his novels were about rural life. Eden is best known as the author of many novels, plays and poems about Dartmoor. His Dartmoor cycle of 18 novels and two volumes of short stories still has many avid readers despite the fact that many titles are out of print.