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Issue Details: First known date: 1890... 1890 For Love of a Lancashire Lass : A Romance of Factory Life
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Romance of Lancashire and the cotton mills - strongly issue focussed. Nellie Pemberton, foundling and daughter of an unknown American woman who dies in the snow of the cotton town, is really the niece of mill owner Richard Harwood. He knows her identity through Daniel Ashton who he has paid to keep it a secret for the mills are truly hers. 18 years later Mark Eliot and Nellie meet while working in the factory. A fire draws them together, Nellie rescuing an unconscious friend of hers from the factory workroom and Mark rescuing both from the burning roof. But another suitor Walter Mayhew is jealous and tricks Nellie into meeting him on a bridge at night - Mark learns of the trick and punishes Mayhew, earning his enmity. He also makes an enemby of the mill-owner. A strike follows, Mark is sacked and goes to USA mills to find work and is falsely told after a few months that Nellie is dead. A flood at Johnstown, Pennsylvania sweeps Mark away and he saves a New Orleans solicitor who promises to assist him if ever in need. Meanwhile Nellie is convinced Mark is dead and amny more incidents follow before they are reunited. Family connections of the orphans both in America and England figure largely. Murder charges, illness, suicide, discovery of identity all follow. (PB)

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First known date: 1890
Serialised by: The Australian Journal 1865 periodical (901 issues)
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Serialised in the Australian Journal in 13 monthly instalments between May 1890 and May 1891. Illustrated.
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