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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September 1954 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Flint Anchor
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flint Anchor (Virago Modern Classics)
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July 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flint Anchor (VMC)
Author(s): Sylvia Townsend Warner, Harman Claire
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Title: The Flint Anchor (Virago Modern Classics Book 385)
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