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The Clouded Hills (Barforth #1)

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At sixteen Verity becomes sole heiress to a fortune founded on the wool mills of Yorkshire and realises for the first time that she is no more than a pawn in the games of ambitious men. Obedient to the conventions of the Victorian age, she accepts a marriage of convenience and cloaks her proud spirit in the silks and satins of a society hostess. But for Verity Barforth con ...more
Paperback, 590 pages
Published 1999 by Futura (first published April 28th 1981)
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Set in the early to mid 1800's this book catalogues the social, economical and political changes in a Yorkshire mill town told through the eyes of Verity, an heiress at the young age of 16 through to adulthood. I was engrossed by this story from beginning to end and was as interested in the changes through the industrial and political revolutions that were taking place as in the more private life of Verity and her family and friends with their ambitions, love, jealousies and infidelities against ...more
Sonia Gomes
This is a good book giving you an insight into the Cloth mills in England, the ups and downs of the Industrial age in England.
It is really a good book that details all about the Industrial Revolution particularly the textile industry, the effects of machines on the workers in the mills.
Aug 07, 2014 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have rated it so much higher if there had not been so many typos; so many that they distracted from the story line and I had to go back and read many sentences / paragraphs at least twice to understand what was happening.

Is this the price we pay for self-publishing? Please please authors get someone to at least proof read your books before publishing them!
Aless Waitomo
Muy linda historia!!
Good read
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Brenda Jagger was born on 1936 in Yorkshire, England, UK, which was the setting for many of her books including her famous ‘Barforth’ family saga. The recurring central themes of her work are marriage, womanhood, class, identity, and money in the Victorian Era. Her work has been praised for its compelling plots and moving storylines as well as its exacting emotional descriptions. Her later novel A ...more
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