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y separately published work icon Ridge Hill single work   novel   historical fiction  
Is part of Gibson Family Saga Anna Jacobs , 1994 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Ridge Hill
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'Ridge Hill starts in 1848, when preparations are under way for Annie Gibson's wedding to Bilsden's wealthy millowner, Frederick Hallam. But not everyone is as pleased as Annie and Frederick about the match.

Frederick's daughter, Beatrice, is horrified at the prospect of an attractive young stepmother arriving at the house on Ridge Hill. Even Annie's own family feels threatened by Frederick's wealth and position. The only person who seems pleased by the match is Tom, Annie's brother, who's afraid of no one.

Soon, however, real troubles begin to pile up for the Gibsons. Tom's happiness is jeopardised by the news that he is father to a child he never knew about. Annie's son William, is devastated to find out that his real father is not the man who brought him up. And even Annie's joy is not untarnished, because someone has uncovered the secrets she has fought so hard to keep hidden.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Sound recording and large print ed. available.
  • Dedication: With love to my aunt and uncle Connie and Jim Heyworth

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Coronet ,
      1996 .
      Extent: 465p.
      Description: illus., 1 geneal. table.
      ISBN: 034062292X (pbk)
    • London,
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      Hodder and Stoughton ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 448p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 24 September 2015
      ISBN: 9781473617094
Last amended 30 Oct 2015 09:02:05
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