Birch Dene

Birch Dene : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Birch Dene: A Novel Among the wayfarers who wend eastward along Holborn - men with pigtails, top-boots, and low-crowned hats, women in pattens, with waists as high as their armpits, and coal-scuttle bonnets - are a woman and a boy, whose slow and sauntering pace is in striking contrast with the hurry and rush of the crowd around them. The woman may be thirty years old; her face, though pale and worn, shows traces of beauty and refinement, and is still pleasing and comely. The boy has seen, perhaps, nine or ten summers; he has a frank and open countenance, his eyes are dark blue, and the curls which hang down his shoulders are almost as black as the broad-brimmed hat which covers his head. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20mm | 508g
  • English
  • 34 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243086644
  • 9780243086641