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A Weaver’s Web

Chris Pearce (Author)

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This project included conversion of the original manuscript to standard .mobi and .epub. The client wanted a cover design that resembled the Peterloo Massacre in 1819, so we scoured the internet and sourced a painting of the Peterloo Massacre published by Richard Carlile which was the perfect intergration into the design. Additional to the inclusion of the painting, we added torn timeworn paper giving the cover an antique look to it. We then distributed the ebooks to Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo. It was great working with Chris and hope to hear from him in the near future.

Book Information

Handloom weaver Henry Wakefield, his wife Sarah and their five children 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 love of 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.

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