Narrow Marsh by A.R. Dance


ISBN-13: 9780955813306




Set in Nottingham in the early years of the 19th century, a period of dramatic social change. The growth of the hosiery industry had attracted many people into the city where they lived crammed in overcrowded tenements around narrow courts and alleys, the grimmest of these areas being Narrow Marsh. As the Napoleonic Wars drew to an end there was a slump in demand for hosiery and many of the framework knitters found themselves facing unemployment, poverty and starvation. Against this background, the story follows the adventures of William Daniels, the son of a poor framework knitter, who develops a burning desire for justice and freedom, complicated by his friendship with the headstrong daughter of a wealthy factory owner.

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Arundel Books