A novel about working-class factory life in Birmingham. Lily Gates keeps house for her widowed father, her timid suitor, Jim, and the patriarch, Craighan, whose house it is. The household slides into disarray as Lily, tempted by the possibility of a more romantic life, elopes with a bolder suitor.
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Book Description The Harvill Press. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0002711842
Book Description Harvill Harper Collins, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002711842