A CHILD OF JARROW
*An Amazon Kindle Bestseller*
Published by MacLeod Trotter Books
- Available in paperback ISBN 978-1-908359-03-2
- Available as an ebook ISBN 978-1-908359-02-5
- Large print edition available - published by Magna.
- Audio edition available - published by Soundings.
**This book stayed in the Heatseakers
Top 20 Fiction Best Sellers lists for several weeks** (Data compiled
by Nielsen Bookscan)
To escape the malign interest of
her possessive and drunken step-father, Kate Fawcett is sent
away from teeming Tyneside and finds work at Ravensworth
Castle. She soon attracts the attention of charming, headstrong
Alexander Pringle Davies, a distant cousin of the Earl, who
risks incurring the wrath of his family by courting lowly
Kate. But when Kate finally succumbs and allows herself to
be seduced, Alexander is forced into an unwanted betrothal
by his father and disappears abroad.
Discovering she is carrying Alexander's child, Kate
goes home to face the wrath of her step-father and the censure
of their neighbours and resigns herself to a lonely life of
drudgery. But is is her daughter Catherine who gives her life
meaning and keeps Kate from giving up - that and the hope
that Alexander might one day return to claim her and their
lively child ...
'This is the sequel to The Jarrow Lass, which chronicled
the tribulations of Rose McMullen, Catherine Cookson's grandmother.
That effort was certainly worthy of the talent and stature
of Wor Kate, and A Child of Jarrow is just as compelling.'
'The Jarrow Lass was inspired by Catherine Cookson's grandmother.
This follows into the next generation, with Cookson's
mother and the childhood of the great novelist herself. It
is a winner.'
I've read Jarrow Lass and A Child of Jarrow which
are both brilliant.'
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