Cover art for the trilogy

The Cumbrian Trilogy is a family saga novel trilogy by Melvyn Bragg and published by Secker and Warburg. These novels were published between 1969 and 1980.


The story in this trilogy, set in Thurston (Bragg's name for Wigton), from the 1920s to the 1970s, follows the lives of John Tallentire, his son Joseph, and his grandson Douglas. John is the protagonist of the first novel, The Hired Man, Joseph in A Place in England, and Douglas in Kingdom Come.

Book list

# Name Year of publication Page count
1 The Hired Man 1969 220
2 A Place in England 1970 247
3 Kingdom Come 1980 352
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