Nobody's Child

by Valerie Wood

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Nobody's Child Synopsis

When Laura Page goes to the remote village of Welwick, it is to try to discover the mystery of her mother Susannah’s early life. Now a successful businesswoman in Hull, Susannah never speaks of her childhood, when she was brought up with the terrible stigma of bastardy – of being nobody’s child.

Born into poverty, living in a tiny labourer’s cottage with her father, Susannah’s mother had caught the eye of the local landowner’s son. She was his one and only great love, but when their daughter Susannah was born he was unable to acknowledge her as his child. As the years passed and Laura in her turn became curious about her mother’s past, would she ever uncover the truth about that far off family tragedy?

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Nobody's Child Press Reviews

'Valerie Wood's skill takes you through a complicated plot to a magical ending ... a page-turner of the best kind.' Elizabeth Gill, Mslexia

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ISBN: 9780552152211
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552152211
Publication date: 9th April 2007
Author: Valerie Wood
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas,

About Valerie Wood

Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in a village near the east coast. She is the author of The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, Going Home, Rosa’s Island, The Doorstep Girls, Far From Home, The Kitchen Maid  and The Songbird, all available in Corgi paperback.

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