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Elm Tree Road

(2011)
(The second book in the Wiltshire Girls series)
A novel by

 
 
In 1910 Nell (21) and her two sisters run away from their brutal and domineering father. Nell is pregnant to the man she loves, but her father doesn't want his daughters to marry at all. He wants them to look after him in his old age. She's terrified her father will beat Cliff mercilessly if he finds out, as he once did a fellow who was courting her half-sister Mattie (29).

Cliff agrees reluctantly to leave his secure job as a railway upholsterer. He grudgingly allows her younger sister Renie (16) to come with them, but not Mattie, who might try to boss him around.

After they leave, the sisters separate and Cliff finds a way for them to hide their tracks. He takes them up to Lancashire, where he finds a job as an upholsterer. But this is a disappointment and come-down after working for the railways. So is the fact that Nell has a baby daughter and then doesn't get pregnant again.

A year after they settle in Lancashire, Renie gets a job as chambermaid in a big hotel in London and won't tell them where exactly she's going, because she doesn't want anyone fetching her back. Cliff is furious that with Renie gone and no longer paying rent, they've lost a way of saving money. He grows more and more grumpy, even shouting at his little daughter, till Nell is desperate.

When tragedy strikes, Nell must build a new life for herself and her search leads her into danger. Will she find happiness again?

Genre: Sagas

Used availability for Anna Jacobs's Elm Tree Road

Hardback Editions

June 2012 : UK Hardback

Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4448-1120-7 / 978-1-4448-1120-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Elm Tree Road (The Wiltshire Girls)
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 0-7490-0997-7 / 978-0-7490-0997-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elm Tree Road (The Wiltshire Girls)
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 0-7490-2308-2 / 978-0-7490-2308-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elm Tree Road (Wiltshire Girls)
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 0-7490-1158-0 / 978-0-7490-1158-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Audio Editions

November 2011 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4079-2588-1 / 978-1-4079-2588-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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November 2011 : UK Audio CD

Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4079-2589-X / 978-1-4079-2589-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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November 2011 : UK MP3 CD

Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
ISBN: 1-4079-2590-3 / 978-1-4079-2590-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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November 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Soundings
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November 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Soundings
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November 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Soundings
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November 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elm Tree Road
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Soundings
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Elm Tree Road (The Wiltshire Girls Book 2)
Author(s): Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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