The West Riding: setting for the earlier novels in the Oldroyd saga - the novels that were so successfully televised as the Inheritance trilogy.
Now the story is continued. The old, closely-knit world of the textile families has changed. When old Henry Morcar dies suddenly, a new generation comes into its inheritance.
Syke Mill is threatened by a take over bid. There is a protest march. Social conditions change but the picture of the West Riding and its people is as authentic as ever.