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Farewell to Lancashire

Farewell to Lancashire

Jacobs, Anna

Saga storytelling at its finest for all Catherine Cookson fans. Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters. The girls are the pride of their book-loving, impractical father Zachariah, and not in a hurry to marry. Then the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cotton to Lancashire, the mills fall silent and there is no work. There is a stark choice, stay and risk starvation or pack up and begin again elsewhere. Cassandra has fallen in love with Reece Gregory, but he can't support a wife. When he's given the chance to start a new life in Australia, he seizes the opportunity, promising to send for her. Then an old feud tears the family apart. Cassandra is kidnapped and her sisters are forced to sail with a group of desperate cotton lasses to the Swan River Colony. Penniless and alone, Cassandra is determined to find them again but when she is offered a way, there is a painful price to pay. 'Impressive grasp of human emotions.' -- The Sunday Times 'Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around.' -- Historical Novels Review 'Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters.' -- Booklist USA 20020101 'Vivid insight into family relationships' -- Coventry Evening Telegraph 20020101 'A gripping storyteller.' -- Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ 20050821 'This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention.' -- Newcastle Herald, Australia - FREEDOM'S LAND 20090401

Hardback, Book. English. Modern fiction.
Published London : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd : [distributor] Bookpoint : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA 2009
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Distributor: London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; [distributor] Bookpoint; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA, 2009
ISBN: 0340954051, 9780340954058
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and she figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down. She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.
Physical Description: 320 p. ; 24x16x3 cm.
Subject: Sisters Fiction.; General.; Textile factories Employees Fiction.; Lancashire (England) Social conditions 19th century Fiction.