The Hireling, Paperback

The Hireling Paperback



Overcome with grief at her husband's death, Lady Franklin, an eligible young widow, unburdens herself to Leadbitter - a gallant, hard-bitten ex-soldier who has invested his savings in the car he drives for hire - as he takes her on a series of journeys.

He in turn beguiles her with stories of his non-existent wife and children, drawing her out of her self-absorption and weaving a dream-life with Lady Franklin at its heart.

Half-hoping to make his dream come true, Leadbitter takes a bold, not to say reckless, step which costs him dearly, and brings these characters' tangled story to a dramatic and unexpected conclusion.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781473612556



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