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    • ISBN:9781444718317
    • Publication date:03 Jan 2002

The Judas Touch

By Meg Hutchinson

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The Number One bestseller.

When Tam's brother Benjie is wrongly accused of theft, and locked in a prison cell, his sister makes a solemn promise that she will not let the little lad down. But Fate makes her break her word almost immediately: Benjie is transported to Australia and Tam must embark upon an epic journey to find him.

Friendless and penniless, she makes her way to Bristol, finding employment as a lady's maid on board the Porpoise, a ship bound for the colonies. The voyage is long and perilous and Tam's life is threatened by two depraved seamen; though First Mate James Allen offers her his protection, she cannot return his love. For Tamar's heart already belongs to another seafaring man - Captain Nathan Burford, who, like Tamar, haunts the seas looking for lost loved ones.

Under the blazing Australian sun, Tam must endure hardship and cruelty, but she also encounters generosity and friendship from unexpected quarters on her quest. Will one poor girl right a terrible wrong and rescue her brother from the Judas Touch?

Biographical Notes

Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.

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  • ISBN: 9780340738627
  • Publication date: 03 Jan 2002
  • Page count: 528
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Meg Hutchinson's tales enthrall. — Bolton Evening News
Her inimitable style and deftness of touch are much in evidence. — Teeside Evening Gazette
A cruel yet moving saga. — Coventry Evening Telegraph
Meg Hutchinson's tales enthrall . . . satisfying. — Bolton Evening News
Her inimitable style and deftness of touch are much in evidence. — Teeside Evening Gazette
A cruel yet moving saga. — Coventry Evening Telegraph
Many bitter tears are shed — Books Magazine on BITTER SEED
Another good book by this popular author — Hartlepool Mail, on A PROMISE GIVEN
Meg fits into a tradition before television when families sat around a fire and told stories. Not epic stories but the tales of their families and friends, an oral history of a place and its people. Her place and people are Wednesbury in the West Midlands. — Peter Pannett, Guernsey Evening Post
a heroine and a heart-wrenching saga of emotional strength to match any Cookson — Peterborough Evening Telegraph on A LOVE FORBIDDEN
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