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Calico Road (Staleys Series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Jacobs
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Calico Road runs through a tiny Lancashire hamlet up on the edge of the moors, miles from anywhere. Its folk are an independent breed -- and in 1827 they are a thorn in the side of the vicious mill owner in the valley below. Toby Fletcher's father ignored his bastard son while alive. Now Toby is the new owner of the rambling old inn, an unwitting keeper of its secrets. Then Meg Staley comes to Calico, a woman who was strong enough to survive one tragedy, but found it harder to withstand a second blow. Toby finds her wandering the moors, cold and starving, and brings her back to the inn. Working there, Meg starts to rebuild her life and find a fragile happiness. But then the secrets of Calico Road come crashing down on her and those she has grown to love ...

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Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'another cracking read with a vivid insight into family relationships' - Coventry Evening Telegraph on OUR EVA

'An exciting book of immensely brilliant character portrayal and a great storyline' Bangor Chronicle on OUR EVA

'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

'Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around.' - Historical Novels Review

'Another magical Lancashire saga that will delight fans and newcomers alike' Lancashire Evening Post on OUR MARY ANN

'Sensitive and compelling' Nuneaton Evening Telegraph on OUR MARY ANN

'As ever, Jacobs has woven a lovely story into a fast running tragedy which never lacks love and adventure' Bangor Chronicle on A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE

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The latest unputdownable saga from the author of A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE and DOWN WEAVERS LANE

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1139 KB
  • Print Length: 516 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (18 July 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMTRW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,324 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anna Jacobs grew up in Lancashire and emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and she figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down. She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.

Anna also writes fantasy novels as Shannah Jay.

To contact Anna or to find out more about her books, look at her website www.annajacobs.com or visit her Facebook page www.facebook.com/Anna.Jacobs.Books.

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Calico Road 5 Nov. 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I enjoyed it so much I am reading it again and have also bought my daughter a copy.
This book draws you into the story in such a way that you really feel you are living the experience and never want to leave 'the old place' on top of the moors.
The characters are so real you begin to feel as if you know them as are the areas they live in.
Unforgettable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wife 21 Sept. 2010
By Percy
Format:Paperback
Book was in good condition delivery was on time, My wife has gone mad about Anna Jacobs and loves the books, she cannot get enough off them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good book 14 Oct. 2011
By John
Format:Hardcover
This was a present for my wife. The book arrived on time and as described.
My wife has read several Anna Jacobs books - Our Lizzy, Lancashire Lass, Farewell to Lancashire, Beyond the Sunset - to name a few and says that this is as good as any she has read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear Anna Jacobs 17 Jun. 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have now read about 7 or8 books written by this LADY, and they all have the same affect on me. I only wish I could afford all her books she has written at once, and theb lock myself away with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anna Jacobs 8 Dec. 2012
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wonderful author her books are so exciting you feel the stories are real instead of fiction and can't put the book down.
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By Marlene
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l enjoyed this book sorry it finished . l am buying books and not being informed that there is a book before it and one after it ,how can l rectify my problem ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good 3 April 2014
By linda
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I love Anna Jacobs books, always get my full attention and find it hard to put the book down. The book is in good condition and delivery etc was good too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good historical novel 5 Feb. 2014
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A good account of the region of the time, with thrills and romance.
not surprising as this author is well know for good meaty novels.
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