by C. L. Skelton
The Dial Press, 1976, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 080373431X
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear with minor chips and creasing,
'Ranging from the 1880s up to the years after World War II, Hardacre is the story of the rise of a great family and of England herself during the most dramatic years of change and fortune in her long history. Sam Hardacre began his rise to wealth and power on grim quays of England's fishing ports working as a herring gutter. Toiling in this crowded, fetid atmosphere each day fro dawn until dusk, Sam by his efforts provided his family with a life of grinding, honest poverty - the only luxuries being an occasional jug of ale for him and his wife, Mary, and a tin of fresh milk for his two young sons ...'