The Cumbrian Trilogy

3 books in series
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The Hired Man Publisher's Summary

Set in Cumbria and covering the period from 1898 to the early '20s, this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire, first farm labourer then coal miner, and his wife, Emily.
John's struggle to break free from the humiliating status of a 'hired man' is the theme of a novel which has been hailed as a classic of its kind - as meticulously detailed as a social document, as evocative as the writings of Hardy and Lawrence.
©1969 Melvyn Bragg (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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