The Drayton Legacy (The Potters Saga Book 1)
by Rona Randall
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Authentic, colourful historical romance set in the 18th century.
When Joseph Drayton, the head of the family, refuses to let his sister marry -- and, what's more, sends her suitor packing -- he little knows what turmoil he's creating for the future.
For Jessica is pregnant by her lover, and her predicament has far reaching consequences in the close-knit community of the Staffordshire village of Burslem.
Joseph Drayton, Master Potter, is immaculate in velvet and lace, narrow-minded in the efficiency with which he runs the family business but untrammelled in his private ambitions.
Those ambitions include Meg, the spirited gypsy girl who slaves in his turning sheds, but not Martin, his gifted younger brother.
Martin is bound by indentures to work five years in Joseph's pot bank, but longs for the day when he comes into the Drayton legacy and can express his artistry in a more personal way.
In this he is helped by his friend, Simon Kendall, the canal digger, a humble genius who can neither read nor write but whose vision as an architect and engineer transforms the potteries trade...
The Drayton Legacy is an involving novel, rich in character and detail, which takes as its background the rapidly industrialising potteries of the 18th century.
Told with humour and insight, the story of The Drayton Legacy will grip all readers who enjoy colourful, authentic historical romance.
Rona Randall was born in Cheshire, but grew up in London. She won a scholarship to a local college of art, but circumstances prevented her from taking this up. Instead, she took a secretarial course which she hated. She studied drama under the late Frank Forbes-Robertson and became an actress for a time. After this she worked as a secretary in an editorial office, then became a journalist, before moving on to writing fiction. She married and had one son. She also became an accomplished modeller in ceramics.
Novels by Rona Randall include: The Eagle at the Gate, The Mating Dance and ...
Length: 404 Pages (817 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Sep 21st, 2020