(This book cannot be returned.)
Generations of Blackwells have farmed this land, but its isolation has protected it from the political unrest suffered by much of England at this time. Fred Blackwell is a hard-working, hard-drinking man who rules his family with belt and fist. Even after his death, the family must endure many ordeals before finally accepting that the farm is ill-fated. They decide to leave and make a new life in the colonies.
Young Thomas, however, has Blackwell blood running through his veins and returns to Cromwell's England to pursue his desire to own Blackwell farm once more; a desire which becomes an obsession that rules his life.