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The compelling new saga set in turn-of-the twentieth-century London by the author of The Cockney Angel.

Since the untimely death of her husband, young mother Effie Grey has been forced to live on a narrowboat owned by her tyrannical father-in-law Jacob. In spite of her own despair, she is determined to protect her brother Tom and her baby son Georgie from Jacob's bullying ways - for she is all they have in the world.

But when Jacob hires villainous Salter and his vile wife Sal to run the barge, Effie's life becomes even more unbearable, and Tom is sent packing without a penny to his name. Forced to live on deck with little to shelter her and Georgie from the elements, tormented by the Salters, Effie is driven to desperation. And stealing Jacob's hidden cache of money she escapes with her son. As she begins her frantic search for Tom, Effie vows that whatever happens she will make a home for little Georgie and keep him safe from harm.

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A great story that keeps you interested from the start

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 4 stars

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    9781409099093

    July 1, 2010

    Cornerstone Digital

    576 pages

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    9780099538776

    March 15, 2010

    Arrow

    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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