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Is part of The Kershaw Sisters Anna Jacobs , 1999 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Our Lizzie
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'Lizzie Kershaw is an independent spirit. At twelve she loses her father and her happy family life ends as her mother grows to resent her. Then circumstances push Lizzie into an early marriage, where she finds her mother's petty cruelties replaced by her husband's frequent beatings.

'But she is a survivor. When World War I breaks out, Lizzie husband is forced to join up and she seizes the opportunity to run away. She finds independence and friendship in a munitions factory - plus the promise of a new love. But as war ends, the shadow of her husband looms again. Can she break free of him and find happiness?

'This is a vivid and engrossing tale of endurance, set in Lancashire from 1909 - 1914. Anna Jacobs has once again created characters so real you laugh and weep with them - and you will never forget Our Lizzie.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Sound recording and large print ed. available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet ,
      1999 .
      Extent: 438p.
      ISBN: 0340693010(pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Thomas Dunne Books ,
      2003 .
      Extent: 374p.
      Edition info: 1st U.S. ed.
      ISBN: 0312311435 (alk. paper)
      1999 .
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Penultimate ms. of 'Our Lizzie', an historical saga set in Lancashire at the turn of the century and the start of World War I.

      Holdings

      Held at: Library and Information Service of Western Australia Library & Information Service of WA
      Local Id: MN 1793
Last amended 10 Jan 2014 15:39:59
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  • Lancashire,
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    England,
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    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1909-1918
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