When Laura Page returns to the remote Holderness village of Welwick, it is try and discover the mystery of her mother Susannah's early life. Now a prosperous business woman in Hull, Susannah never speaks of her childhood, when she was brought up with the terrible stigma of bastardy - of being nobody's child. usannah's own mother, Mary-Ellen born into poverty and living in a labourer's cottage, had the misforutune to fall in love with a local landowner's son. she was his one and only great love, but was unable to acknowledge their child and had to watch her growing up in hardship. As the years passed and Laura began to be curious about her mother's past, so too did she become aware of the mystery about her own father.
Valerie Wood was born in Yorkshire and now lives in a village near the east coast. She is the author of The Hungry Tide, winner of the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction, Annie, Children of the Tide, The Romany Girl, Emily, Going Home, Rosa's Island, The Doorstep Girls, Far From Home, The Kitchen Maid and The Songbird, all available in Corgi paperback. ind out more about Valerie Wood's novels by visiting her website on www.valeriewood.co.uk