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