Pargeting is a highly skilled trade. And Pargeters is the name given to the Suffolk home of John Mercer in honour of Adam Woodley, the craftsman who had decorated it so lovingly.
Over two generations, and throughout the turbulent years of the Civil War, Pargeters comes to stand as a symbol of unity for a household divided by conflicting political loyalties and abandoned by its menfolk. And it is the mistress of Pargeters, Sarah Woodley-Mercer - a woman of unflinching courage and quiet strength - who holds the small household together in this troubled time, battling against all odds to secure the home she loves and will not readily give up.
©1984 Norah Lofts (P)2011 Soundings
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I couldn't stop listening to this tale, (the dog has never had so many walks)what a brilliant story read by excellent narrators. I just can't get enough of Norah Lofts now, she is a great story teller and brings the past back to life accurately and interestingly.
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