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One quiet woman

One quiet woman

Jacobs, Anna, author

1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men and pawning the few belongings she has left will only keep their vicious rent collector at bay for a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal. His brother Jonah, an invalid since being gassed in the Great War, needs a wife. Charlie thinks Leah would be perfect for the job. The idea of a marriage of convenience doesn't please Leah, but she finds Jonah agreeable enough and moving with him to the pretty hamlet of Ellindale may be the only chance of a better life for her sister

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Saga. Large type books.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 0750547219, 9780750547215
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Hodder, 2017.
Physical Description: 420 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: Lancashire (England) Social conditions 20th century Fiction.; Pennine Chain (England) Fiction.