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The Loner by Josephine Cox

The Loner

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Interestingly, from this queen of the gritty saga, a genre that normally takes a young girl as its central character, comes a meaty story with a man in the leading role!

Comparison: Lesley Pearse, Lyn Andrews, Katie Flynn.

If you like Josephine Cox you might also like to read books by Lesley Pearse, Catherine Cookson and Elizabeth Noble.

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The Loner by Josephine Cox

Home is where the heart is – but it's also where the pain lies…

Young Davie Adams is all alone. Devastated, he flees his hometown of Blackburn to escape the memories of the worst night of his life. With little more than the shirt on his back he sets off on a lonely, friendless road, determined to find his father.

Two people are stricken by his departure – Judy, his childhood friend who is desperate to reveal a secret she has kept close to her heart for so long, and Joseph, his grandfather, who is racked with guilt about that fateful night.

Exhausted and afraid, Davie finds friendship and a place to stay but when fate deals him another disastrous blow, he must decide whether to keep running or return to face his demons…


'Cox's talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell.â Daily Mail

'Impossible to resist'. Woman's Realm

'Driven and passionate.' Sunday Times

About the Author

Josephine Cox

Josephine Cox was born in a cotton-mill house in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.

Josephine has now given up teaching in order to write full time. She says 'I love writing, both recreating scenes and characters from my past, together with new storylines which mingle naturally with the old. I could never imagine a single day without writing, and it's been that way since as far back as I can remember.'

Josephine Cox was given a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Romantic Novelists Association in March 2011. At the awards ceremony Cox said: "I am thrilled and delighted to be receiving such a prestigious award. It's something I never expected and I would like to thank all those concerned for thinking I am deserving of it."

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24th September 2007


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