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The Weaver's Daughter By Elizabeth Jeffrey

The Weaver's Daughter by Elizabeth Jeffrey

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Summary

When Anna discovers her father's plans to marry her off to an old widower for financial gain, she is determined to escape. Her mother secretly helps her to flee Holland and she elopes with her childhood sweetheart Jan to England. However, settling is not as easy as the lovers imagined.

The Weaver's Daughter Summary

The Weaver's Daughter by Elizabeth Jeffrey

When Anna discovers her father's plans to marry her off to an old widower for financial gain, she determines to escape. Her mother is sympathetic and secretly helps her to flee Holland and she elopes with her childhood sweetheart Jan, to England. They go to Colchester, the hub of the thriving cloth trade, where there is a substantial Dutch immigrant community. However, settling in is not as easy as the young lovers had imagined. There is a great deal of animosity between the English and the Dutch community, and riots often break out. On the advice of the local church minister, Jan takes up poorly paid work as a dyer, in very poor conditions. Anna seems to have fared better at first, as she is offered a place in the minister's house, keeping house and looking after his pregnant wife. But she soon realises the true motives behind Minister Archer's generosity when he tries to assault her. Anna runs away from his house and vows never to return. When she tells Jan, he is horrified, but with no money and nowhere to live, their future is far from certain...

Additional information

GOR001906584
9781850181231
1850181233
The Weaver's Daughter by Elizabeth Jeffrey
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-11-27
304
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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