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D. LAWRENCE-YOUNG

D. Lawrence-Young has been teaching and lecturing on drama, history and English for many years. He is happiest when researching Shakespeare, English and military history. He has written Communication in English, a best-selling English language textbook as well as a dozen other historical novels. These include three based on the life of Shakespeare.

He contributes regularly to Forum, a magazine for English language teachers and has also written several articles for Skirmish, a military history journal. He is a member of the local history club and is the Chairman of the Jerusalem Shakespeare Society. He is also a published (USA) and exhibited (UK and Jerusalem) photographer. He plays the clarinet (badly) and is married and has three children.

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TOLPUDDLE: A Novel of Heroism


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Tolpuddle: A Novel of Heroism

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In 1833, George Loveless, together with five other agricultural laborers in the Dorset Village of Tolpuddle, establish a union to improve their terrible working conditions. This results in a clash with the local landlords who put them on trial causing them to be transported to Australia for seven years. Here they are worked like slaves not. Knowing their cruel sentence has aroused the unions and the public to organize mass protests on their behalf.

Eventually after three years of huge demonstrations and major petitions, the government gives in the “Martyrs” are brought back to England. They then arouse renewed opposition when they become involved in the Chartist movement. This political activity causes them to leave England and start their lives anew and anonymously in Canada.

 

 

 

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  • Title: Tolpuddle: A Novel of Heroism
  • Author: D. Lawrence-Young
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Length: 275 pages
  • Release Date: February 2018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1983826078
  • Imprint: White Stag

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