Holding Fire


ISBN: 9781854599988
Author: Jack Shepherd
Publication Date: 01/08/2006
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 128pp.

SKU: BK1729 Categories: , , Tag:

A rollicking tale of adventure set in early Victorian England, ranging from East End squalor to the Northern mills, and packing in an almost Dickensian gallery of characters.

England 1837: a country in a state of turmoil. A young girl is propelled on a journey from the London slums to the servants’ quarters of a great house, and from first love to murder.

Holding Fire is a picaresque tale of tavern assemblies and prize fights, gin-palace communists and bullying do-gooders, industrialists and whores, bringing to life the violent times of early Victorian England.

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