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Changing of the Guard

(2015)
(The first book in the Pomp and Poverty series)
A novel by

 
 
"I thought my parents were killed when two runaway packhorses threw off their loads at the Ebonson Carrying Company... I was wrong."

Queen Victoria ascends the throne in 1837 and heralds in a new era of prosperity for the British Empire. Whilst the great Norlong and Ebonson families fly the flag for the British Empire, Edward Urwin spends his time scratching pieces of art into the cobblestones of Birmingham.

Life is straightforward for Edward until a strange old man approaches him in the street. With the help of Henry Beechworth, Edward learns to read and use his special talents to win a place at St. John's Boarding School.

But it isn't all down to good fortune. Edward doesn't realise he's under control of forces far more powerful than him. Forces that are determined to shape him in their image. Forces that are determined to bury the mystery of the demise of the Urwin family for good...

Check out the first books of my other series, including Made in Yorkshire and the War Years.

Genre: Historical

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November 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Changing of the Guard (Pomp and Poverty Book 1)
Author(s): James Farner
Publisher: James Farner Publishing
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