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Running against the tide

Author: Joanna Barnden
Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2013.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1800: With the new century comes a rising tide of optimism, especially in the port of London where the ambitious West India Docks are being built. This modern structure will bring increased prosperity to the shipping companies - but at what cost to the watermen who currently transport the goods to shore? On the great river the traders and the watermen work together, but away from its banks they are divided by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Barnden
ISBN: 9781444817829 1444817825 9781444817825
OCLC Number: 859182807
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Joanna Barnden.

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1800: With the new century comes a rising tide of optimism, especially in the port of London where the ambitious West India Docks are being built. This modern structure will bring increased prosperity to the shipping companies - but at what cost to the watermen who currently transport the goods to shore? On the great river the traders and the watermen work together, but away from its banks they are divided by the chasms of class and social expectation. So when Virginia Marcombe, daughter of a great shipping magnate, falls for lighterman Edward Allerdice, storms start to brew across the choppy waters of the Thames...

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