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Set in the second half of the 19th Century, Crumbling Pageant is the story of Catherine Jones and her lifelong fascination with Morfa mansion. The daughter of a doctor, who has risen above his farming background, and an English former governess, Catherine moves uneasily between the chapel-going Joneses and the local gentry wives. Despite her mother’s fervent desire for her to enter the upper echelons of society, when her cousin William falls in love with her she looks destined to remain in the farming community. A meeting with Richard Morys, and a visit to Morfa, the Morys family mansion, changes everything and kindles her desire to restore the crumbling house to its former glory whatever the cost. In her second novel, Elisabeth Inglis-Jones examines the hopes of the ‘gentry of the profession’ – lawyers and doctors – whose success was such that they could aspire to join the ranks of county society alongside the landed gentry. Crumbling Pageant is the twenty-fifth publication in the Welsh Women’s Classics series, an imprint that brings out-of-print books in English by women writers from Wales to a new generation of readers.
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Welsh Women's Classics
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Elisabeth Inglis-Jones
Street Date: May 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8344
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