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The Resource Lancashire lass, Anna Jacobs

Lancashire lass, Anna Jacobs

Label
Lancashire lass
Title
Lancashire lass
Statement of responsibility
Anna Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Liza is happy working as a lady's maid - until her employers decide to emigrate and her father makes up his mind that she is to wed an older widower whom she detests. Determined to avoid a loveless marriage, Liza plans to run away, and when the widower rapes her in order to force her to marry him, she flees back to the family for whom she worked, and they all set out on the long voyage to Australia. On board ship Liza realises she has fallen pregnant, and that even if she can survive the journey, the demanding life of a settler in 1850s Western Australia will be made even harder by an illegitimate child. But Liza is to find that in addition to deprivation of the worst sort, Australia will offer her opportunities she could never have dreamt of back home in Lancashire
Biographical or historical data
Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia in 1973, but loves to return to England regularly to visit her family and soak up the history. She has two grown-up daughters and now lives with her husband in a spacious waterfront home. Often as she writes, dolphins frolic outside the window of her study. Inside, the house is crammed with thousands of books. Anna Jacobs has also written a series of novels set in Lancashire about the Gibson family, which are available as Coronet paperbacks..
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Jacobs, Anna
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Saga
Target audience
general
Label
Lancashire lass, Anna Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. A-format paperback
Control code
9780340748275
Dimensions
18x11x3 cm.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780340748275
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
na
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Lancashire lass, Anna Jacobs
Publication
Note
Paperback. A-format paperback
Control code
9780340748275
Dimensions
18x11x3 cm.
Extent
416 p.
Isbn
9780340748275
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
na
Specific material designation
regular print
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