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The harsh urban life of 1900s Sunderland is no place for beautiful, innocent Laura whose determined spirit brings nothing but trouble. In love with wealthy Ralph, she flees to London, rejected by his family and threatened by her cruel stepfather. But there she finds only heartache and treachery.
Amidst the hardship and brutality of World War I she is forced to think twice about everything she holds dear, and when the bloodshed finally ceases she faces another struggle - with her past. The fancy woman must return to the scornful streets of her birthplace; unbeknown to her, it may offer love, in the last place she'd ever imagine looking.
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'A splendid tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love' Bolton Evening News on FANCY WOMAN
'Another turbulent tale in the Cookson mode...there's no quenching the appeal of stories like this' Sunderland Echo on FANCY WOMAN
'Irene Carr knows the world she recreates in her tales and it shows in the detail...Lovers of North East sagas won't be disappointed' - Newcastle Evening Chronicle on EMILY
'In the tradition of Catherine Cookson, strong on plot and character' - Sunderland Echo on EMILY
'Irene Carr is posing a serious challenge for the crown vacated by Catherine Cookson' - Sunderland Echo on KATY'S MEN
'Cookson fans will lap up this enthralling turn-of-the-century saga' - Hartlepool Mail on MARY'S CHILD
'A warm-hearted yet gritty saga' - Paisley Daily Express on LOVERS MEETING
A turbulent tale of jealousy, revenge and hard-won love 'in the bestselling tradition of Catherine Cookson' (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0340820349