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The Waggoner

Length: 295 pages4 hours


Set in the Nineteenth Century, and based on factual family history, the story follows James as he makes his way through the trials and tribulations of his life.
As the youngest and weakest son of a large family, he is unable to deal with the harsh rigors of farming, but his way with horses enables him to find a role in the family that is beneficial to all.
His marriage to a local serving girl further establishes himself and family as valued members of the community, but a need for more work eventually drives him to the Industrial Midlands to begin a business there.
As his family grows, he is torn between his Worcestershire home and his business in Staffordshire. But the relative peace and quiet of his home has to compete with the hard labour, dirt and disease that abound in the 'Black Country'.
The Waggoner is a family saga built upon the abilities of one man and how he deals with the problems of life as he encounters them.

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