John Barnard, a leading merchant, is a pillar of 19th century rectitude. Though stern with his tippling wife, he is undermined by helpless love for his cold-hearted daughter and the engaging weakling Thomas Kettle.
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Born in Harrow (1893-1978), Sylvia Townsend Warner published seven novels, four volumes of poetry, a volume of essays and eight volumes of short stories. She lived most of her adult life with her close companion Valentine Ackland in Dorset and Norfolk.Review:
A novel created with solidity and subtlety of feeling, a fusion of warmth, wit and quietly biting shrewdness that are reminiscent of Jane Austen ATLANTIC REVIEW Hurrah to Virago for re-publishing this mesmerising novel...Stern father, brandy-swilling mother, dutiful but rebellious offspring - wicked WOMAN'S JOURNAL One of our most idiosyncratic, courageous and versatile writers. Hermoine Lee
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