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    • ISBN:9781848948815
    • Publication date:01 Feb 2001

Lancashire Lass

By Anna Jacobs

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A nineteenth century saga set in Lancashire and Australia, by the author of OUR LIZZIE.

'Another riveting book from Anna Jacobs' - 5-star reader review

Seventeen-year-old Liza is happy working as a lady's maid - until her employers decide to emigrate and her father makes up his mind that she is to wed an older widower whom she detests. Determined to avoid a loveless marriage, Liza plans to run away. But when the widower rapes her to force her to marry him, she flees back to the family for whom she worked. She feels she has no choice but to go with them to Australia, and they all set out on the long voyage.

On board ship, Liza discovers to her horror that she has fallen pregnant. Even if she can survive the journey, the demanding life of a settler in 1850s Western Australia will be made even harder by an illegitimate child.

But Liza is to find that in addition to deprivation of the worst sort, Australia will offer her opportunities she could never have dreamt of back home in Lancashire.

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What readers are saying about LANCASHIRE LASS

'As ever, great!' - 5 stars

'A lovely book' - 5 stars

'Great from start to finish' - 5 stars

'Brilliant again!' - 5 stars

'I just love these books - once you start you will find it hard to put down' - 5 stars

Biographical Notes

Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down.
She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.

She is the bestselling author of over sixty novels and has been shortlisted for several awards. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife is on the shortlist for the 2012 award.
You can find out more on her website, www.annajacobs.com or on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Anna.Jacobs.Books.

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  • ISBN: 9780340748275
  • Publication date: 01 Feb 2001
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
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