Polly on the Mopstick by Michael Kerwood

Polly on the Mopstick by Michael Kerwood

Fiction | Historical | Mixed

This story takes place during a few days in April 1881 in and around the villages of Chesterton, Bletchingdon and Binsey, all in the county of Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, and in the village of Northfield, Birmingham, situated in the county of Warwickshire during a few days in April 1951.
Residents of these villages will find that I have taken literal liberties and creative licence with their enchanting areas and hope that they will accept this work in the spirit that it is written.
Isaac Jakeman was the owner of Coldfallow Farm. The actual estate name I have changed, but I have kept his name in the hope that his descendants accept that I have given him an agreeable personality and once again hope that they will accept this work in the spirit that it is written.
As the Kerwood surname is used throughout I have tried to keep the ambiance true to life with the use of local names and properties wherever possible, hopefully without causing offence.
Each Kerwood family member listed below existed; however, only one member is alive at the time of writing.
The personas of the Kerwood family members alive in 1881 along with the storyline have hereby been envisaged. Any similarity to any other branch or member of the Jakeman family or a Kerwood family member, whichever spelling variation, or any descendant thereof from my branch in particular is purely coincidental.
The story revolves around Joseph Kerwood who is eight years old in 1881. In 1951, at the age of 78 when the paperback cover photos were taken, he may possibly have been the last remaining member of the Oxfordshire branch of the Kerwood family living in 1881.
He is pictured on the front cover of the paperback edition with his wife Eliza. His attire speaks volumes apropos his arduous lifestyle. On the reverse cover joining them in a family group is their youngest son William along with their eldest son John standing behind their youngest daughter Doris. Front and centre is...



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