Netherwood: A Novel

Netherwood: A Novel

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by Jane Sanderson
     
 

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Two remarkably different worlds—one of wealth and privilege, the other of poverty and desperation—are about to collide in one shattering moment in this mesmerizing tale of high drama, forbidden love, and families fighting to hold on to what they have

Upstairs: Lord Netherwood, a coal baron, earns his considerable wealth from the three mines he

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Two remarkably different worlds—one of wealth and privilege, the other of poverty and desperation—are about to collide in one shattering moment in this mesmerizing tale of high drama, forbidden love, and families fighting to hold on to what they have

Upstairs: Lord Netherwood, a coal baron, earns his considerable wealth from the three mines he owns. Supplying a bustling industrial empire with the highest-quality coal keeps his coffers filled—money he needs to run his splendid estate, Netherwood Hall, and to dress his wife and daughters in the latest fashions. And keeping his heir, the charming but feckless Tobias, out of trouble, doesn't come cheap.

Downstairs: Eve Williams, the wife of one of Lord Netherwood's most stalwart employees, cleverly manages her family's well-being on the low wages her hardworking husband earns in the mines. But when her ordered life amid the terraced rows of miners' houses is brought crashing down by the twin arrivals of tragedy and charity, Eve must look to her own self-sufficiency and talent to provide for her three young children.

And soon the divide between "upstairs" and "downstairs" is about to close . . .and neither world will ever be the same.

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ISBN-13:
9780062300416
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
8,571
File size:
692 KB

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Jane Sanderson is a former BBC radio producer. She lives with her husband, author and journalist Brian Viner, in Herefordshire, England.

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Netherwood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story. Just started the second in the series and just bought the third book. It is an upstairs downstairs novel. The setting is a coal mining estate. Loved the characters. Excellent female leads for the poor and wealthy. This book shows the good and the bad in both social classes. Really well done and very well written. Highly recommended. Other great authors that have excellent character driven books are: Laurie Graham, William Jarvis, Margaret Mayhew, Duncan Barrett, Judith Lennox, Eric Larsen, Lynn Austin, and Ruth Beebe Hill. This book really helps the reader, who does not live in England, to understand why England has developed into the country it is today. The good and the not so good. Excellent! This book deserves an A++++++++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago