Halfpenny Field

Halfpenny Field

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Jessie Price is young and beautiful, and has travelled the drovers' roads from South Wales to London's Smithfield Market. She is anxious to escape from her wicked boss, Jed Lambert, and becomes a milkmaid in London. Her ambition to own her own dairy grows, and she is helped by young Albie, who has fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, Non Jones is desperately unhappy. She knows that her husband Caradoc loves her despite the hostility of his family. Non is miserable when Caradoc leaves her and their son to go to London on the drove, and when she receives news of a terrible accident, her world falls apart. Jessie is fighting to make her business a success, but is devastated when Albie is arrested and sent to Newgate prison. She knows that he is innocent, and will rely on Non to speak for him in court. But Non has many worries of her own, and hasn't given up hope that she will be reunited with Caradoc, whatever it takes...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 22mm | 205g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552165123
  • 9780552165129
  • 2,080,375

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Jessie Price is anxious to escape from her wicked boss, Jed Lambert, and become a milkmaid in London. Her ambition to own her own dairy grows, and she is helped by young Albie, who has fallen in love with her. Non Jones is desperately unhappy. She knows her husband Caradoc loves her despite the hostility of his family. She is miserable when he leaves her and their son to go to London and received news of a terrible accident. Soon Jessie and Non's lives intersect . . .show more

About Iris Gower

Iris Gower was born in Swansea. The mother of four, she wrote over twenty bestselling novels.She received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea in 1999 and was recently awarded an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cardiff.show more

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