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Flint and Roses (Barforth #2)

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The second novel in the Barforth trilogy, set in Yorkshire in the mid-19th century. The Barforths, wool-manufacturers and mill-owners, are in conflict with the old landed gentry. Their lives, full of love, hatred and struggle, interweave with Faith Aycliffe's adventurous spirit.
Paperback, 579 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Time Warner Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1981)
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Flint and Roses follows on from The clouded Hills - it is 12 years later and it is told through the eyes of Faith, the middle of Elinor's 3 daughters and a niece to Joel and Verity Barforth. Although this book still deals with encompassing changes that the industrial revolution brought to all over Britain in the 1800's, time has moved on from The Clouded Hills and therefore it catalogues not so much the initial changes, but the outcome of those changes and how peoples life are now lived because ...more
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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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