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Spinner's Wharf

A woman steers her own destiny in a deeply emotional tale set in South Wales at the beginning of the century from the author of A Royal Ambition.

From the ashes of the war, can love blossom?

Rhian Grey left her home in Sweyn’s Eye to make a life for herself in Yorkshire, where she learned the skills of spinning and weaving. She also learned to love Mansel Jack, a charismatic and ambitious mill-owner.

When Rhian returns to Sweyn’s Eye, it is to a town torn apart by anxiety and uncertainty, by the devastation of the Great War, a town whose worker’s lives are governed by fear.

Amidst the anguish and dedication of the women who were left behind, Rhian must decide where her own future lies—in respectable marriage to Heath Jenkins, her former sweetheart—or in the arms of Mansel Jack.

Praise for Iris Gower

“Iris Gower writes with warmth and fluency.”—The Yorkshire Post

“A series well worth watching.”—Publishing News

“An atmospheric, compassionate tale.”—Daily Post

“Packed with action, drama and tragedy.”—South Wales Evening Post

Iris Gower

Iris Gower was born in Swansea where she lived all her life. The mother of four adult children, she wrote over twenty bestselling novels, many of which are based around Swansea and the Gower peninsula, from which she took her pseudonym. She received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales Swansea in 1999 and was awarded an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cardiff.

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