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When Anna discovers her father's plans to marry her off to an old widower, she flees from Holland with her sweetheart, Jan. They go to Colchester in England, the hub of the thriving cloth trade, where there is a substantial immigrant community. However, there is a great deal of animosity between the English and the Dutch, and riots often break out. On the advice of the local church minister, Jan takes up poorly paid work as a dyer, in very bad conditions. Anna is offered a place in the minister's house, looking after his pregnant wife. But she soon realises the true motive behind Minister Archer's generosity...
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Elizabeth Jeffrey grew up in Wivenhoe, the village of her parents and grandparents. She is married to Jeff Whaley, another 'local' who spent his working life restoring antique furniture. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
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Book Description Ulverscroft, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1843954443
Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1843954443
Book Description Ulverscroft Large Print, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. large print edition edition. 544 pages. 8.90x5.80x1.40 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1843954443