It’s more than twenty-five years since Mara arrived in Britain, yet today she no longer feels safe in the country she thought she knew.
Threatened with deportation, Mara embarks on a journey across the moors of northern England, hoping to reach the relative safety of Scotland - but Immigration Enforcement is never far behind.
Her flashing eyes taunted him, her sensuous lips tempted him, and the wild black curls dancing around her dark beauty drove him wild with desire. She is barely more than a girl when sweet innocent seduction explodes into a moment of blazing passion...and Patrick O'Reilly makes Kitty Rooney a woman.
Jennet Device, an illegitimate and lonely child can only look on in horror while her family engage in the dark side of the folk magic learned from her grandmother, the notorious cunning woman known as Old Demdike. When her family’s practices come to the attention of the local sheriff, Jennet suddenly finds herself at the centre of a witch trial which could destroy them all.
For Lynn Waters, New Cut Farm is the life she has always dreamed of, though her husband Dan has misgivings about the isolated farmhouse. As they settle into their new home, the past that is always there takes over and Lynn discovers the terrible hold that the land exerts over people - and the lengths to which they will go to keep it.
Simmon has a strange ambition. He wants to be a wolf when he grows up. This despite the fact that his dad always insisted "There are no wolves in Lancashire." Simmon believes his dad, naturally. But then one autumn day in the woods...
A work of fiction based on genealogy research. The long-forgotten story of three young working class siblings, their family secrets and a man determined to destroy their lives. Not giving up, they each fight in their own particular way to make their lives better.
Jennet Sellers has a secret; a terrible, guilt-ridden secret which has haunted her since childhood. As Jennet finds herself falling in love her life also begins to unravel, threatening to remove her thin veil of anonymity and reveal who she really is. Then, when a little boy starts telling tales about witches, suddenly Jennet finds that she is in the middle of a painfully familiar situation.
Scandalised as a young woman after being accused of seducing Tom Lister, a gentleman’s son, Jennet Preston’s life is filled with shame and hardship. When fate intervenes to reunite her with Tom, Jennet risks everything for love and happiness, but when tragedy strikes Jennet finds that she is vulnerable to accusations for which she could pay the ultimate price.
This book tells the story of three Lancashire villages and their contrasting fortunes in the Great War. The stories of these villages and the triumphs and tragedies war brought to them have been researched by the author, who has painted portraits of some of the men who returned, and some of those who did not. A fascinating historical adventure.
A Selection of Nineteenth Century Broadside Ballads from Collections in Manchester is a considered introduction to the subject of historical newsprint and song from the pre-eminent broadside balladress of the Manchester region - Jennifer Reid. A rising talent in her field of research.