Henry Vernon's marriage to a parlor maid causes a rift in the upper-class Victorian family that does not mend for five generations.
Little did anyone suspect on this day in 1888 that a new chapter in the long and honored history of the aristocratic Vernon family was about to commence. Yet by the time Henry Vernon, the eldest Vernon son and heir, left the house after announcing his decision to marry a woman whom his parents would never approve, the Vernon clan was split in two -- and a struggle was begun that would not end for five generations of war and peace, conflict and change for the Vernons and all of England.
Here is a spellbinding novel that interweaves the lives of the men and women who bore the weight of the Vernon name even as they worked out their own passionate individual destinies. An enthralling chronicle sweeping from Victoria's day to the present, Mereford Tapestry is grand human drama in the great storytelling tradition of Galsworthy and Delderfield.