Melvyn Bragg
The Hired Man (Tallentire Trilogy 1)
March 20, 2019 Comments.. 607
The Hired Man Tallentire Trilogy Set in Cumbria and covering the period from to the early twenties this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire first farm labourer then coal miner and his wife Emily John s struggle to break

  • Title: The Hired Man (Tallentire Trilogy 1)
  • Author: Melvyn Bragg
  • ISBN: 9780340770900
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in Cumbria and covering the period from 1898 to the early twenties, this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire, first farm labourer, then coal miner, and his wife Emily John s struggle to break free from the humiliating status of a hired man is the theme of a novel which has been hailed as a classic of its kind as meticulously detailed as a social document, as eSet in Cumbria and covering the period from 1898 to the early twenties, this is the powerful saga of John Tallentire, first farm labourer, then coal miner, and his wife Emily John s struggle to break free from the humiliating status of a hired man is the theme of a novel which has been hailed as a classic of its kind as meticulously detailed as a social document, as evocative as the writings of Hardy and Lawrence.

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    1 Blog on “The Hired Man (Tallentire Trilogy 1)

    1. Bettie☯ says:

      Can't think of Bragg without the musicThe Hired Man: Opening: As he woke, the word 'wife' raced up from the fathoms of his dream and broke the surface of his mind as gently as the moonlight met his eyes.Although this made a three by the skin of its teeth I am looking forward to the next installment. Sweeping family sagas are like that aren't they.

    2. Becs Jeffery says:

      WHAT IS IT ABOUT: A hardworking man (John) and his wife (Emily) living through the bleak reality of working class Cumbrian life during the early 1900’s. From farm labourer to coal miner, the story follows the entrapping churn of John’s everyday family lifeTS I ENJOYED: I devoured this book. My list of enjoyable elements include: the wonderfully accurate local dialect, the believable characters and Bragg’s ability to transport you to West Cumbria at the turn of the twentieth century.If you [...]

    3. Sally McRogerson says:

      Life was bloody hard in late 19th/early 20th century Cumbria, as this tale relates very well. Leisure was generally a different form of work. Success was surviving to the end o the week with the pittance it was possible to earn. Tied cottages were the norm, making agricultural workers even more dependent on their employers. Mineworkers were just beginning to talk of unions but were still getting no compensation whatsoever for deaths or injuries sustained at work. This book focuses on one man and [...]

    4. Stephen Coleman says:

      I really enjoyed this novel. Although it is not the most uplifting story it really gives an insight into the life at the turn of the 20th century.

    5. Carl Smith-owens says:

      9.2003

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