The Dark Pasture (The Stalker Trilogy #3)
[From the dust jacket flaps. magnificent and powerful as its predecessor, The Hiring Fair, is the story of a Scottish mining family: their courageous lives, their passions, tragedies and triumphs.
The mining village of Blacklaw, having weathered depressions, has expanded under the driving ambitions of the collier owner and his wife. Falling wages, however, have returned poverty to Blacklaw--and with it smouldering resentment at the owners' ruthless profiteering.
For Mirrin and Tom Armstrong, life on their farm has been hard but satisfying. With four children to help with the work, all has been going well. But Tom's eyesight is failing ... the marriage and the farm's future become shaky. Mirrin must draw on all her courage to survive.
In Edinburgh, Mirrin's brother, Drew Stalker has made it almost to the top of his profession: he is a highly respected advocate, and on the verge of becoming the youngest Queen's Counsel ever appointed. But scandal threatens to make a shambles of his career; Neil, his long-estranged, illegitimate son, is accused of murdering a constable during a bitter mining strike. Only Drew can save the young man's life--but at the risk of everything for which he has worked and dreamed.
A riveting story of love, cruelty and ambition, THE DARK PASTURE is a towering achievement by a master storyteller, rich and authentic narrative about ordinary people and their not-so-ordinary lives.
You will find the other highly readable, fascinating historical fiction volumes of the Stalker Trilogy, #1 The Spoiled Earth and #2 The Hiring Fair. The Mull Island Trilogy, more authentic historical fiction by Jessica Stirling is in the Bookshare collection. it concerns the lives and loves of rich and poor sheep and cattle farmers and land owners on two tiny islands in the Scottish Hebrides.
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