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Take hold of tomorrow

Author: Karen Abbott
Publisher: London : Robert Hale, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Following a betrayal by an abusive stepfather, Ellen is taken, by her grandparents, to the house of a brick manufacturer in the Lancashire town of Horwich, to work as a kitchen maid. Determined for a better future, Ellen takes every opportunity to further herself and is promoted to lady's maid. But the advancement in her status attracts declarations of love from three very different men: John, the master's son;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Rowena Summers
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Abbott
ISBN: 9780719809880 0719809886 9780750538664 075053866X
OCLC Number: 825557726
Description: pages cm
Contents: Following a betrayal by an abusive step-father, Ellen is taken, by her grandparents, to the house of a brick manufacturer in the Lancashire town of Horwich, to work as a kitchen maid. Determined for a better future, Ellen takes every opportunity to further herself and is promoted to lady's maid. But the advancement in her status attracts declarations of love from three very different men: John, the master's son; Charlie, a farmer's lad; and Leslie, her mistress's fiancee. Jealousy and betrayal plague her life once more and grasping hold of a better tomorrow is a dream beginning to slip away.
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Following a betrayal by her step-father, Ellen takes on work as a kitchen maid. Determined for a better future, she gains a promotion to lady's maid. She soon attracts declarations of love from three  Read more...

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'A great picture of England...the characters stayed with me long after I finished reading' - The Bookbag

 
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