There is no middle ground about the Fen country of East Anglia - you either hate it or love it. This book features two women, each brought up as daughter of a Fen Drainage Superintendent and next door to a Beam Engine. We meet the young stoker with a blot or two on his family shield, who becomes husband to one and father to the other. Voices from past generations tell of village life both in the 1800's and the middle of the 20th century. For those who know and love the area, this is a book that will speak to the heart and bring back many memories.