At a Stroke 2

Storm clouds gather as John Durdin, deeply embroiled in a huge financial fraud and struggling to avoid discovery, works frantically to cover his tracks. In an atmosphere of secrecy and tension, his wife Jane, and friend William Cave Thomas, await his inevitable fall. When it comes, all are taken by surprise. Mid-Victorian England is an unforgiving place. As disaster wreaks havoc on his family, John is powerless to help them. Only time, and the promises of good friends, can keep his family from destitution. John, broken by his fall from grace, must come to terms with what he has done. ‘Better a widow’ we thought: a daily cross to bear and none could know save our few trusted friends. Each day I lived this lie to my children and to the world. These were desert years. Jane Durdin
ISBN: 9781788765374
Type: Paperback
Pages: 286
Published: 3 October 2018
Price: $12.95

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