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The Granite Cliffs

(2002)
(The sixth book in the Cornish Sagas series)
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Victoria Flower, motherless and nearing womanhood, is beginning to chafe against the restrictions of her life as the vicar's only daughter in a remote Cornish mining town. Her honourable and well-meaning father, though disillusioned by the impossibility of his spiritual task, thinks he has found a suitable companion for her when he introduces a gentle, musical young curate into the parish. Indeed a friendship blossoms, as Victoria finds a fellow-sufferer in his rather gauche and awkward ways. All this is to change, however, when a accident at the granite-pit brings Victoria into close contact with stone-worker Daniel Olds, whose rugged muscularity she has already secretly admired, and finds the admiration mutual. However, there is no possibility of a match. Convention and society are against them, and Dan is already promised to local girl, Mollie Coombs, who is not likely to give up her beau without a struggle. The Curate, too, shows a determined side, though he proves to have a secret of his own. Set at a time when Edwardian convention was absolute and when the Penwith mining industry was in crisis and decline, this book offers a lively glimpse at the social and economic realities of love, life and loss in early twentieth-century Cornwall.

    

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July 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Granite Cliffs (Severn House Large Print)
Author(s): Rosemary Aitken
ISBN: 0-7278-7300-8 / 978-0-7278-7300-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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December 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Granite Cliffs
Author(s): Rosemary Aitken
ISBN: 0-7278-5854-8 / 978-0-7278-5854-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA