WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD EYRE
Paul Morel is the focus of his disappointed and fiercely
protective mother's life. Their tender, devoted and intense bond
comes under strain when Paul falls in love with Miriam Leivers, a
local girl his mother disapproves of. The arrival of the
provocatively modern Clara Dawes causes further tension and Paul is
torn between his individual desires and family allegiances.
Set in a Nottinghamshire mining town at the turn of the
twentieth century, this is a powerful portrayal of family and love
in all its forms.