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A Shilling for a Wife

(2016)
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Powerful, absorbing storytelling that fans of sagas by Dilly Court, Rosie Goodwin and Maggie Hope will adore.

Sally Swann thought life couldn't get much worse. Then a single coin changed hands.

A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally’s prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check.

When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches. She manages to escape, and taking her baby, flees for the belching chimneys of Manchester, in search of her only relative.

But with the threat of discovery by Joseph, who will stop at nothing to find her, Sally must fight with every ounce of strength she has to protect herself and her son, and finally be with the man who truly loves her. For a fresh start does not come without a price . . .

The bestselling debut saga novel of 2017.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
'I was hooked on this story from the very first page'
'One of the best books I've read in a long while'
'I did not want the book to end'
'Loved every word'

Genre: Sagas

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Used availability for Emma Hornby's A Shilling for a Wife

Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
ISBN: 0-593-07752-0 / 978-0-593-07752-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
ISBN: 0-552-17323-1 / 978-0-552-17323-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Shilling For A Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
ISBN: 1-78502-392-6 / 978-1-78502-392-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Shilling For A Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
ISBN: 1-78502-393-4 / 978-1-78502-393-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Shilling for a Wife
Author(s): Emma Hornby
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU