Anna of the Five Towns

Anna of the Five Towns

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The yard was all silent and empty under the burning afternoon heat, which had made its asphalt springy like turf, when suddenly the children threw themselves out of the great doors at either end of the Sunday-school - boys from the right, girls from the l More info →
Book of Carlotta

Book of Carlotta

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For years I had been preoccupied with thoughts of love- and by love I mean a noble and sensuous passion, absorbing the energies of the soul, fulfilling destiny, and reducing all that has gone before it to the level of a mere prelude. More info →
Card , The

Card , The

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Edward Henry Machin first saw the smoke on the 27th May 1867, in Brougham Street, Bursley, the most ancient of the Five Towns. More info →
Clayhanger

Clayhanger

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Edwin Clayhanger stood on the steep-sloping, red-bricked canal bridge, in the valley between Bursley and its suburb Hillport. More info →
Hilda Lessways

Hilda Lessways

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The Lessways household, consisting of Hilda and her widowed mother, was temporarily without a servant. More info →
Mr. Prohack

Mr. Prohack

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Arthur Charles Prohack came downstairs at eight thirty, as usual, and found breakfast ready in the empty dining-room. More info →
Old Wives’ Tales, The

Old Wives’ Tales, The

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Those two girls, Constance and Sophia Baines, paid no need to the manifold interest of their situation, of which, indeed, they had never been conscious. More info →
Riceyman Steps

Riceyman Steps

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On an autumn afternoon of 1919 a hatless man, with a slight limp, might have been observed ascending the gentle, broad acclivity of Riceyman Steps, which lead from King's Cross Road up to Riceyman Square, in the great metropolitian industrial district of More info →
Roll-Call,The

Roll-Call,The

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In the pupil's room of the offices of Lucas & Enwright, architects, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, George Edwin Cannon, an articled pupil, leaned over a large drawing-board and looked up at Mr. Enwright, the head of the firm, who with cigarette and stick was More info →