Emily

Emily

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Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her ma and pa and her brother Joe to go and live with old Granny Edwards. A loving and hard-working child, she goes into service when she is twelve at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily's own family prove to be closer than she could ever have guessed. Roger's daughter Deborah takes a great fancy to Emily, and when Emily has moved to another household in Hull she finds that her new employer's son Hugo is to marry Deborah. But Hugo, too, has taken a fancy to Emily, and dishonours and then betrays her to such an extent that she is imprisoned, tried and deported to Australia. But just when her fortunes seem to be at their lowest ebb, Emily is reunited with the one man who can save her from her miserable existence and bring her wealth and happiness.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 29mm | 270g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552160482
  • 9780552160483
  • 1,381,248

About Val Wood

Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK. Born in the mining town of Castleford, Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set. She now lives in the market town of Beverley. When she is not writing, Val is busy promoting libraries and supporting many charities. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull for service and dedication to literature. Find out more about Val Wood's novels by visiting her website: www.valeriewood.co.ukshow more

Back cover copy

From shame and imprisonment to a new life... Emily was only five years old when she was sent away from her Ma and Da and her brother Joe to go and live with old Granny Edwards. Growing up to be a loving and hard-working child, she goes into service at the age of twelve at the house of Roger Francis, whose connections with Emily's own family prove to be closer than she could ever have imagined. Roger's daughter Deborah takes a fancy to Emily, and when she moves away to another household in Hull Emily finds that her new employer's son, Hugo, is to marry Deborah. But Hugo, too, has become obsessed with Emily; he dishonours her and betrays her, bringing her to the very depths of ruin. Imprisoned, tried and transported to Australia, her life seems finished - until she is reunited with the one man who can save her from her misery and bring her wealth and happiness.show more

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96 ratings
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4 34% (33)
3 16% (15)
2 2% (2)
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