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  • Published: 6 December 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787635609
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $46.99

Children of Fortune

A powerful new family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author




A powerful new 19th-century-set saga, about family ties, long-held secrets and the fleeting days of childhood, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

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A powerful new family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

1864: Following the untimely death of her cold-hearted husband, Beatrix and her three children are finally free. While Ambrose has already determined his path in life, eldest son Laurie's future is less certain. With the responsibility of the family estate on his shoulders, Laurie must decide between staying in Yorkshire to farm the family land and following his dreams.

Meanwhile, headstrong and independent Alicia is defying expectation and excelling at school. There she befriends the enigmatic Olivia Snowdon and they quickly become inseparable. But Olivia's family past is shrouded in mystery and as the two families grow closer, secrets start to come tumbling out...

A powerful story of family ties, long-held secrets and the fleeting days of childhood, from Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

Praise for Val Wood:

'A heart-warming story filled with compelling action' Rosie Goodwin
'Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson' BBC Radio 4's Front Row
'Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories' Peterborough Telegraph

  • Published: 6 December 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787635609
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $46.99

About the author

Val Wood

Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK.

Born in the mining town of Castleford, Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set. She now lives in the market town of Beverley.

When she is not writing, Val is busy promoting libraries and supporting many charities. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull for service and dedication to literature.

Find out more about Val Wood's novels by visiting her website: www.valeriewood.co.uk

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Praise for Children of Fortune

Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories

Peterborough Telegraph

Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson

BBC Radio 4's Front Row

A heart-warming story filled with compelling action

Rosie Goodwin

A gripping saga

The People's Friend