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A Shilling for a Wife
A Shilling for a Wife

A Shilling for a Wife


320 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $35.95 (US $35.95)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9780593077528

Rights: US

Transworld Publishers (Feb 2017)
Bantam Press

Price: $35.95


Sally Swann thought life couldn't get much worse. Then a single coin changed hands. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden "bought" her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She manages to escape, and taking her baby, flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative. But with the threat of discovery by Joseph, who will stop at nothing to find her, Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. For a fresh start does not come without a price . . . A Shilling for a Wife is a powerful, absorbing story that is perfect for fans of sagas by Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin, and Maggie Hope.

Author Biography

Emma Hornby has worked as a care assistant for the elderly and in a Blackpool rock factory before becoming an novelist.