By Melvyn Bragg
The second one quantity of a trilogy that begun with The Soldier's Return.
After the upheavals of the second one global struggle, the Richardson relations — Sam, Ellen and their younger son Joe — settle again to working-class existence within the Cumbrian city of Wigton. but for them, as for therefore many, lifestyles seriously is not an identical back. because the outdated order starts off to be challenged and new vistas open, Sam and Ellen forge their destiny including differing wishes and needs - and conflicting expectancies of Joe, who grows up along with his personal demons to confront.
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Mistress had sighed and confided to Lina that at the least the doing of it would keep him more on the land. qxp 8/1/08 a 9:32 AM Page 44 m e r c y “Trading and traveling fill his pockets,” she’d said, “but he had been content to be a farmer when we married. Now . ” Her voice trailed off as she yanked out the swan’s feathers. During its construction, however, Mistress couldn’t keep a smile off her face. Like everyone else, Willard, Scully, hired help, deliverymen, she was happy, cooking as though it were harvest time.
No loss of investment. None. Ever. No crop failure. No wiped-out beaver or fox. No war to interfere. Crop plentiful, eternal. Slave workers, same. Buyers, eager. Product, heavenly. In a month, the time of the journey from mill to Boston, a man can turn fifty pounds into five times as much. Think of it. Each and every month five times the investment. ” Jacob had to laugh. He recognized the manner: hawker turned middle man eliminating all hesitations and closing all arguments with promises of profit quickly.
A Son of War: A Novella and Stories (Soldier's Return, Book 2) by Melvyn Bragg