The Woman From Browhead
The first volume in an enthralling Lake District saga that continues with ANNIE'S GIRL.
By Audrey Howard
A saga set in the hills above Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District, telling the story of a girl who struggles to survive on a lonely hill farm in the late 1840s and early 1850s. The story continues in Annie's Girl.
Annie Abbott, daughter and only child of a poverty-stricken hill farmer and his downtrodden wife, who runs away with a theatrical group at the age of 15. Eventually hearing that her parents have died, Annie returns to the Lakes to claim the farm.
But now she has an illegitimate daughter - and virtually no one will speak to her. Only a local landowner, who is engaged to marry another woman, comes to help her.
Praise for Audrey Howard
'A joy to read . . . . This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable.' Historical Novels Review
'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller.' Lancashire Life
Audrey Howard was born in Liverpool in 1929. Before she began to write she had a variety of jobs, among them hairdresser, model, shop assistant, cleaner and civil servant. In 1981, while living in Australia, she wrote the first of her bestselling novels. Here fourth novel, The Juniper Bush, won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 1988.She lives in St Anne's on Sea, her childhood home.
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19 Jul 2012
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This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable...a joy to read — The Historical Novels review on A PLACE CALLED HOP
Among the dross that constitutes the Liverpool saga market for women, Howard's enjoyable 19th-century historical romance of crossed love shines out. — Daily Mail
Poignant and well plotted, this is the book to curl up with to shut out troubles. — Woman's Realm on BEYOND THE SHINING WATER
Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller — Lancashire Life
Life and middle class living in Liverpool in the early 1900's is the colourful backcloth for the latest novel from this master storyteller — Coventry Evening Telegraph