Set during the mid-1800s Lilly finds herself betrothed to Nathanial Lyndhurst, the brother of her very own best frined, Bess. These two women have known each other since childhood but an unexpected kiss from Bess causes Lilly to rethink their relationship. When the Lyndhurst family leave Northern England and head for a new life in Canada, Lilly waits for almost two years for her instructions to follow. Her extensive journey across land and sea allows her time to reflect on that moment with Bess and the closer she gets to Canada, the more she finds herself wanting Bess.
Set a Victorian mining town in the 1840s, this gripping fictional account tells the story of a mining disaster and the child labourers who were caught up in it through the eyes of a young miner.
It's the 1840s in a Victorian mining town and disaster is about to strike. For young John Elliot and his family, life in the shadow of the grinding colliery wheel has always been hard, but there is no alternative for them. The risks are huge and the rewards are few.
Eca de Queiros' work has primarily been studied within the context of French literature and culture.This book presents a different Eca. Focusing on the years that he lived in Paris, it demonstrates how the periodicals he himself conceived and edited were modeled on dozens of Victorian ones such as the Contemporary Review, the Review of Reviews or the Idler, as well as on some American ones such as the Forum, the Arena, and the North American Review. This book shows us an Eca who is undeniably an Anglophile, an Eca long seduced by the diversity and originality of English thought, an Eca increasingly distant from the French cultural model which had marked his education. This is a paradigm that, while in England (from 1874 to 1888), he perceives as being too restrictive if it were not complemented by the vast Anglo-Saxon universe which he was given to discover and for which he nurtures a greater fascination, or we could even say a greater passion, than that to which critics and he himself are willing to admit. Teresa Pinto Coelho is Full Professor and Chair in Anglo-Portuguese Studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.