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    • ISBN:9781848948853
    • Publication date:10 Jul 2008

Yesterday's Girl

By Anna Jacobs

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Widowed; poor; childless; the outlook is grim for Vi . . . The gripping new novel from Anna Jacobs.

A girl with nothing left to lose . . .

The Great War opened up an exciting new career for Vi in London. But that was yesterday. Now the war's over, her husband is dead and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life.

On her way home from work she meets a man who is in huge need of her help. Recently demobbed, Joss Bentley has no job or home and, with his wife dead, there's a new baby to care for - and, what's more, it's not his. As he searches grimly for its real father, he runs up against people who will use any means necessary to conceal dark secrets, and Vi finds herself faced with conflicting loyalties. Whichever way she moves, it seems she'll hurt someone - or they'll hurt her . . .

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What readers are saying about YESTERDAY'S GIRL

'A delightful, thought provoking story' - 5 stars

'Anna Jacobs is on top form, as usual' - 5 stars

'Just couldn't put this book down!' - 5 stars

'A brilliant read - I was engrossed from start to finish' - 5 stars

'Such a moving story' - 5 stars

'Absolutely fantastic story, I enjoyed it from the beginning to end and couldn't put it down as the story got more exciting by the chapter' - 5 stars

'Another excellent book from Anna Jacobs - how does she do it?' - 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: 9780340840825
  • Publication date: 10 Jul 2008
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks
Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around. — Historical Novels Review
Once again you have given us a story that has me hooked from the first page to the last. The characters are so alive that I am loath to call them characters, they are people - so real that you almost feel for them — Reader from Scotland on OUR MARY ANN
'An exciting book of immensely brilliant character portrayal and a great storyline' Bangor Chronicle on OUR EVA
Another cracking read with a vivid insight into family relationships — Coventry Evening Telegraph on OUR EVA
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