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Nobody's Child : A Passionate Story of Poverty, Heartbreak and Love That Never Dies.... - Valerie Wood

Nobody's Child

A Passionate Story of Poverty, Heartbreak and Love That Never Dies....

Paperback Published: 9th April 2007
ISBN: 9780552152211
Number Of Pages: 512

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When Laura Page returns to the remote Holderness village of Welwick, it is to try and discover the mystery of her mother Susannah's early life. Now a prosperous businesswoman in Hull, Susannah never speaks of her childhood. When she was brought up with the terrible stigma of bastardy - of being nobody's child.

Susannah's own mother, Mary-Ellen, born into poverty and living in a labourer's cottage, had the misfortune to fall in love with a local landowner's son. She was his one and only great love, but was unable to acknowledge their child and had to watch her growing up in hardship.

As the years passed and Laura began to be curious about her mother's past, so too did she become aware of the mystery about her own father.

About the Author

Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in a village near the east coast. She is the author of The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, Going Home, Rosa's Island, The Doorstep Girls, Far From Home, The Kitchen Maid and The Songbird.

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"Valerie Wood's skill takes you through a complicated plot to a magical ending ... a page-turner of the best kind." -- Elizabeth Gill Mslexia 20070101 "This is a story of passion, adversity, heartbreak and enduring love." Historical Novels Review

ISBN: 9780552152211
ISBN-10: 0552152218
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 9th April 2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

Valerie Wood


About the Author


Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in a village near the east coast. She is the author of The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for fiction.

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