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The Abyss (1995)
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In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1833, and the industrial age is sweeping through England and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertakena railway line from Liverpool to London. At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother Benedict had been banished for ever. But railway fever brings Benedict back to York as an engineer on the Leeds & Selby line. When plans are formed to bring the railway to York, Nicholas not only fears his brother may steal his inheritance, but that the iron horse will destroy the very Morland lands. The conflict between the brothers mirrors the nation’s battle between old and new.
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Nicholas Morland, at last the proud owner of Morland Place, wants only a wife to perfect his happiness. His banished brother Benedict, a railway engineer, returns to the neighbourhood and falls in with George Hudson's plan to bring the railway to York - a plan which is anathema to Nicholas.
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