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The Flint Anchor, Paperback / softback Book

The Flint Anchor Paperback / softback

Part of the Virago Modern Classics series


John Barnard, leading merchant at a Norfolk port, is a pillar of nineteenth-century rectitude.

Though stern and aloof with his indolent, tippling wife and watchful children, he is undermined by helpless love for his pretty, cold-hearted daughter Mary. THE FLINT ANCHOR subverts the rules of the historical novel and shows how family history is made- which stories can be trusted, whose voices hold influence and whose are forgotten.

Wit, charm and intelligence illuminate several decades of family life and the events of small town society in this tragi-comedy of manners, the last of the author's seven novels.


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