A Child of Jarrow

A Child of Jarrow

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1902: Jarrow, Tyneside. To escape her possessive and drunken step-father, nineteen-year-old Kate Fawcett is sent away from Tyneside and finds work at Ravensworth Castle. She soon attracts the attention of charming Alexander Pringle-Davies, as distant cousin of the Earl, and allows herself to be seduced, but Alexander is forced abroad by his father and into an unwanted betrothal. Discovering she is carrying Alexander's child, Kate returns to Jarrow to face the wrath of her step-father and the censure of their neighbours and resigns herself to a lonely life of drudgery. But it is her daughter Catherine who gives her life meaning and keeps Kate from giving up - that, and the thought that Alexander might one day return to claim her and their child...show more

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  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 36mm | 258.55g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747267413
  • 9780747267416
  • 1,535,823

About Janet MacLeod Trotter

Janet MacLeod Trotter was born in Newcastle and grew up in Durham. She has been editor of the Clan MacLeod magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines. Her first novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, was shortlisted for The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award. She lives in Northumberland with her husband and their two young children.show more

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