The miners of the White 'Oss Pit were on strike for the first time in their lives.
All they asked was a rise in wage from one penny to twopence per tub of coal.
Jek Davies, one of the youngest miners in the pit, is wholly committed to the strike but could also see the strike-breakers' side.
The community is torn apart by the unrest and Jek's own position becomes worse as the ties of family and friendship become increasingly strained...
Susan Price describes with extraordinary vividness the harsh lives of miners in the nineteenth century and confronts issues as relevant today as in the early years
of industrial conflict.
Readers of eleven and upwards will be engrossed.
Author's note: This was the second book I published.
Out of print.