Riceyman Steps (Paperback)

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The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Henry marries Violet Arb, a widow who keeps a neighbouring shop, and who sees in Henry a financially secure future. Henry's parsimony drives them into an increasingly wretched existence. Their lives are contrasted to that of their maid servant Elsie Sprickett and it is she, despite her extreme poverty, who brings life and a future to the bittersweet tale.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781722650568
ISBN-10: 1722650567
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: July 9th, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English