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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Sixpenny Girl

Meg Hutchinson

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Romance, Sagas, Historical fiction

The new bestseller from Hodder's top saga author.

Saran Chandler sees her mother and baby sister sold by her evil stepfather, Enoch Jacobs, and only escapes the same fate herself when Enoch falls into the canal and drowns. She is determined to reunite her family, but has no money or friends - until she meets Luke Hipton, himself an orphan, and the two travel together to Wednesbury, a miserable Black Country town rife with poverty, but they find kindly souls willing to share their meagre rations.

When Saran comes upon an overturned carriage with a heavily pregnant woman inside, she safely delivers the baby and is given a brooch for her pains, then a small house, which she and Luke use to start their own nail-making business. She is a fair employer and offers the labourers of Wednesbury a better deal than they are used to but this brings her into conflict with local businessman Zadok Minch, a depraved man whose god-fearing exterior and respectable marriage conceal an insatiable sexual appetite and a lust for money. He wants both Saran and her property, but when she discovers that he was the man who bought her family, she vows undying revenge.

Saran is too late to save her mother, but finds her sister - and true love in the arms of Gideon Newell.

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Praise for Sixpenny Girl

  • Praise for ALL IS NOT ENOUGH:

  • 'Plenty of intrigue to keep you engrossed.' - My Weekly

  • Praise for THE DEVERELL WOMAN:

  • 'Hutchinson knows how to spin a good yarn. One for those cold nights curled up in front of the fire.' - Birmingham Evening Mail

  • Praise for PEPPERCORN WOMAN:

  • 'The mistress of simmering sagas.' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

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Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson lived for sixty years in Wednesbury, where her parents and grandparents spent all their lives. Her passion for storytelling reaped dividends, with her novels regularly appearing in bestseller lists. She was the undisputed queen of the clogs and shawls saga. Passionate about history, her meticulous research provided an authentic context to the action-packed narratives set in the Black Country. She died in February 2010.

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