First volume of the House trilogy (The House at Old Vine and the House at Sunset)¬† ‘It was in the first week in October in the year 1391 that I first came face to face with the man who owned me…the man whose lightest word was, to us, his villeins, weightier than the King’s law of the edicts of the Holy Father…’ So begins the story of Martin Reed, a serf whose resentment of the autocratic rule of his feudal lord finally flared into open defiance. Encouraged by the woman he loved, Reed began a new life – a life which was to culminate in the building of the House, and the founding of the dynasty¬† who were to live there.¬† This trilogy spans five centuries of events told through the lives of the people who lived in the Town House…