“Those men don’t make cloth; they make money.”
So says George Mellor’s stepfather of the rich manufacturers swelling their beloved textile town and sucking the life from the cloth dressing shops. As the stranglehold of the profiteers tightens, how far will Mellor go to save the way of life he loves? And what price will the young cropper – and those he cares for – be forced to pay?
A haunting and evocative account of Huddersfield’s Luddite rebellion of 1812, from Georgina Hutchinson, the author of Cartimandua and Daughters Of Lac.