isbn 9781905512966 Five Leaves, 2010
A gritty historical novel set in the lace industry. Mr Penny, who works on the factory floor, hates the mill masters, so much so that he learns the trade and sets up on his own outside of Nottingham, outside of the reach of trade unions. He undercuts the old fashioned bosses, becoming a rich man and marrying his old boss’s daughter. 296pp
The first book in Bromley House Editions, reprinting important Nottinghamshire writers from the past.