The Potter’s Hand


Author: Wilson, A. N. Published 15/04/2013 | Paperback / softback
197 x 131 x 33 | 476g

ISBN: 9781848879539 Category:

LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTIONIn 1774, Josiah Wedgwood, master craftsman possessed with a burning scientific vision, embarks upon the thousand piece Frog Service for Catherine the Great. Josiah’s nephew Tom journeys to America to buy clay from the Cherokee for this exquisite china. Tom is caught up in the American rebellion, and falls for a Cherokee woman who will come to play a crucial role in Josiah’s late, great creation: the Portland Vase. As the family fortune is made, and Josiah’s entrepreneurial brilliance creates an empire that will endure for generations, it is his daughter Sukey, future mother of Charles Darwin, who bears clear-eyed witness.

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