Halfpenny Field

by Iris Gower

Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on Halfpenny Field

Wales’ star saga writer continues her series about the folk who drove the cattle from their farms to London’s Smithfield market, on foot that is. This is a dual Wales/London tale of ambition, heartache and hope. She is lovely.

Comparison: Lyn Andrews, Josephine Cox, Catrin Collier.
Similar this month: Michelle Paver, Maureen Lee.

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Halfpenny Field Synopsis

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…

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ISBN: 9780552150354
Publication date: 04/07/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552150354
Publication date: 4th July 2005
Author: Iris Gower
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Sagas and Romance,
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About Iris Gower

Iris Gower was born in Swansea, where she still lives. The mother of four grown-up children, she has written over twenty bestselling novels. She received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea in 1999 and has been awarded an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cardiff.

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