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If anyone is interested in reviewing my historical novel, A Weaver’s Web, and posting the review on their blog and perhaps Amazon and Goodreads, I can send them a mobi, epub or pdf version.

I have contacted a number of reviewers that are on web pages listing people who review books and I will contact some more of these people. But I thought I would add this note here in case there are people who see this post and would like to review the book.

A Weaver’s Web is about handloom weaver Henry Wakefield, his wife Sarah and their five children who live in abject poverty in northern England in the early 19th century at the time of the Industrial Revolution. Henry hates the new factories and won’t let his family work in them. He clashes with Sarah, a factory agent, a local priest and reformers, and son Albert runs away. They move to Manchester but are even worse off, living in a cellar in a terrace and have another little mouth to feed.

Henry’s passion for money overrides his hatred of factories and he starts one of his own, but it is beset with problems. The Wakefields eventually become quite wealthy, but Henry holds the purse strings and this has a devastating effect on the family. Albert is caught stealing and is transported to New South Wales. Her baby’s death, Albert’s unknown fate and society parties become too much for Sarah, who hears voices and is taken to the lunatic asylum. Son Benjamin falls in love with an orphan girl and they have a baby. Henry is furious.

Family members, including Sarah who has got out of the asylum and Albert who has returned to England unbeknown to Henry, have had enough and seek revenge.

Star average for reviews on A Weaver’s Web at Amazon is 4.7.

I can be contacted here by leaving a comment or at c_pearce [at] bigpond.net.au