A Man of Honour
Author: Bradford, Barbara Taylor Published 01/09/2022 | Paperback / softback
130 x 197 x 35 | 292g
The prequel to the million-copy bestseller, A Woman of Substance, where, high on the Yorkshire moors, the story of Blackie Oâ€™Neill and Emma Harte beginsâ€¦
Orphaned and alone, 13-year-old Blackie Oâ€™Neill must leave County Kerry to find work and put food in his mouth. His only chance of survival lies with his motherâ€™s brother, far away in Leeds.
There, amid the noise and bustle, the mills and manufactories of the clothing industry that have made Leeds one of Englandâ€™s most prosperous cities, Blackieâ€™s spark of ambition becomes a flame. Working in his Uncleâ€™s business, he nurtures a dream of throwing off the impotence of poverty, of building houses and perhaps even of becoming a gentleman.
And then, high on the Yorkshire moors, in the mists of a winter morning, he meets a kitchen maid called Emma Harte. And as the Victorian world gives way to the freedom of the Edwardian age, so a young man and a servant girl seize a chance, against the odds, to build a better lifeâ€¦
â€˜Heart-soaring and hopefuly, this is a story about love, courage and ambition. A true treat for anyone fell in love with the original novelâ€™
â€˜This captivating read chronicles 13-year-old orphan Blackie Oâ€™Neillâ€™s migration from Ireland . . . when he meets Emma Harte, it ignites a lifetime of friendshipâ€™
Donâ€™t miss this stunning new novel from Barbara Taylor Bradford!