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The Flint Anchor

Warner, Sylvia Townsend
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics)
Published: March 25, 2021
ISBN: 9780241476086
336 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£9.99

Pillar of society and stern upholder of Victorian values, god-fearing Norfolk merchant John Barnard presides over a large and largely unhappy family. This is their story – his brandy-swilling wife, their hapless offspring and their changing fortunes – over the decades. Sylvia Townsend Warner’s last novel, The Flint Anchor gloriously overturns our ideas of history, family and storytelling itself.

‘A novel created with solidity and subtlety of feeling, a fusion of warmth, wit and quietly biting shrewdness that are reminiscent of Jane Austen’ Atlantic Review’As a sustained work of historical imagination, it has few rivals … one of the most acute and intelligent writers of her age’ Claire Harman

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