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Faith Aycliffe is a woman born before her time. She knows what she needs and refuses to substitute social success for personal happiness. It is Faith, forging her loyalties and utterly unforgettable, who stands at the centre of Flint and Roses - Brenda Jagger's second Barforth novel.
The place is Yorkshire in the mid-19th century with its conflict between a new-born middle class and the old landed gentry. The family, the Barforths, woollen manufacturers and mill-owners. Their lives, full of love, hatred and struggle, interweave with Faith's own adventurous spirit in this rich, exciting tapestry of a novel that holds to the very end.
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Brenda Jagger was writer of historical fiction, best known for her three-part 'Barforth' family saga.
Jagger was born in Yorkshire, which was the setting for many of her books including Barforth. The recurring central themes of her work are marriage, womanhood, class, identity, and money in the Victorian Era.
Her work has been praised for its compelling plots and moving storylines as well as its exacting emotional descriptions. Her later novel A Song Twice Over won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 1986.
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