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Time of Trial

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The setting is 1801, in a small dark bookshop on Holly Lane, in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. It is the home of Margaret Pargeter and smells of old leather bindings, parchment and ink. Her father's books and his bookselling are her life - or so they were until one day disaster strikes Holly Lane. A tide of anger against social conditions is unleashed, which means trou ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 30th 1979 by Oxford University Press (first published 1963)
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There was every reason for Margaret Pargeter, just seventeen, to be happy that unlucky day in the summer of 1801. The war with France seemed far away and even her uneasy fears for her bookseller father, who sometimes criticized too openly the desperate lot of London's poor, seemed secondary to her growing interest in handsome Robert Kerridge, a young medical student, who lived with them in Holly Lane. Then disaster struck...

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Hester Wood-Hill was born on the 6th December, 1913 at Beccles in Suffolk.. She attended Headington School Oxford between 1925 and 1931 and then Oxford University between 1932 and 1936 when she received a honours degree in English. In 1937 she married Reginad W.B. Burton and had three daughters. For a while she was a part-time grammar school teacher and the Assistant Editor of the Oxford Junior En ...more
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