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Friendship's Bond by Meg Hutchinson


Friendship's Bond by Meg Hutchinson

He claimed to be a man of God. But he did the devil's work.Thomas Thorpe hides his carnal desires under the mask of a pious lay preacher. When Ann Spencer rejects his advances, he evicts her from her home, claiming she is living in sin with a young man not her blood relative. But Alec is a ward, not a lover. And Ann has made a promise to her dead father that she will protect the Russian boy with her life.Taken in by kind-hearted Leah Marshall, Ann and Alec repay her by working in the dairy. The two young people become substitutes for the children Leah has lost. But Thomas Thorpe will not leave them in peace. Playing on the paranoia engendered by the Great War, he sows seeds of doubt among the good people of Wednesbury about the foreigner in their midst. Once Ann becomes an outcast, he will be able to claim her unwilling body for his evil purposes.


Praise for PEPPERCORN WOMAN:'The mistress of simmering sagas.' * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Praise for THE DEVERELL WOMAN:'Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. One for those cold nights curled up in front of the fire.' * Birmingham Evening Mail * Praise for ALL IS NOT ENOUGH:'Plenty of intrigue to keep you engrossed.' * My Weekly *

About the Author

Meg Hutchinson
Meg Hutchinson left school at fifteen and didn’t return to education until she was thirty-three, when she entered Teacher Training College and studied for her degree in the evenings. Telling stories and writing compositions has been part of Meg’s life since a child and she now indulges this passion in a little cottage in Shropshire.

Photograph © David Rudkin

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Publication date

31st March 2011


Meg Hutchinson

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


336 pages





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