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Farewell to Lancashire

Farewell to Lancashire [Kindle Edition]

Anna Jacobs
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'A compelling read.' (Sun on FREEDOM'S LAND)

Impressive grasp of human emotions. (The Sunday Times)

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

Jacobs excels at creating vivid, memorable characters. (Booklist USA)

Vivid insight into family relationships (Coventry Evening Telegraph )

'A gripping storyteller.' (Sunday Star Times, Auckland, NZ)

'This is a fascinating insight into a piece of Australia's history that receives little attention.' (Newcastle Herald , Australia - FREEDOM'S LAND)

Book Description

Saga storytelling at its finest for all Catherine Cookson fans

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder (22 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMU1C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,381 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 or visit her Facebook page

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Farewell to Lancashire 8 Dec 2009
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Another well written book by Anna Jacobs. I enjoy all her book and didn't want to put this one down until I finished it. Now I am waiting for the sequel to come out to find out what happened next. I can recommend this book especially to Anna Jacob's fans
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Anna Jacobs 24 Aug 2010
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I've just finished this one and like the other reviewer, I didn't want to put it down until I'd finished it. The only thing I would say is that it seemed to end pretty quickly, this is probably because there's another one to follow (maybe more, who knows?).

Anna Jacobs has written many 'sets' of books and they're all brilliant so I'm certain the Swan River Colony books are going to be just as good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell to Lancashire 4 Oct 2010
Excellent!!!! Read this inside 3 days. I am an expatriat Lancastrian living in excile. My Mothers family where from Ashton / Oldham and Moss Side. Not only a good read but lots of interesting background about those tough times.

Read Beyond the Sunset - the sequel in a further 4 days now I have to wait 4 months for Destinys Path.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell to Lancashire - Anna Jacobs 26 Sep 2012
By Erin
Yesterday evening I picked up `Farewell to Lancashire' and read it cover-to-cover. Rather annoying, I'm busy at the moment and I had to start work at 4am today.

`Farewell to Lancashire' is the most gorgeous story. The novel is so empowering, for the reader, for the characters and the plot so rich. It's quite impossible to put down.

I'm quite sure there is something in the water in Western Australia that turns people like Anna Jacobs into authors. It couldn't be just skill and hard work, or they'd be all over the world.

A warning to those on a strict budget, Anna Jacobs is such a clever author she can actually manage to insert addictive advertisements for her next novel in the series, 'Beyond the Sunset' within the lines of her novel. We `poor' readers must run out and start to search knowing the novel is still several months from the bookshop.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Anna Jacobs page binding error 18 Mar 2012
I bought my wife the Anna Jacobs book "Farewell to Lancashire" in August 2010. She has only just got round to reading it and has found it very enjoyable until she got to page 405 where the book finishes prematurely halfway down the page. The next page ia half a page about the Author. The next page is an extract of a book "Beyond the Sunset". Then there is 3 pages of a Prologue and then the first 27 pages of this book.
It seems that the last pages of Farewell to Lancashire are missing from page 405 onwards. Please advise how this has happened.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading 31 Jan 2014
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I found this book very interesting and felt an afinity with the characters being a Lancashire lass myself found it difficult to put down
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5.0 out of 5 stars The author was recommended to me 14 Nov 2013
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I chose the rating because I was absolutely inside this story, could not put the kindle down, I was there in all the situations, couldn't wait to read the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down 31 Oct 2013
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This is the first book of the trilogy it is a good gripping story and now I start book two .......brilliant
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading
This book showed how harsh it was in the days of the cotton mills. Then the long journey to Australia.
Published 6 months ago by Kathryn jessop
5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell to Lancashire
Wonderfully. Reading, anna. Jacobs is a fantastic writer love all. Her books, think I have read most of them, j.longton
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book
Again, Anna Jacobs never fails to impress me. Obviously well researched. and good fiction. Loved it and couldn't put it down.
Published 7 months ago by M. Slocombe
4.0 out of 5 stars Farewell to Lancashire - Anna Jacobs
The first in a series. Couldn't put the book down as the story leaves Liverpool and takes the reader to Australia and settlers. Different.
Published 8 months ago by Janet White
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I was thrilled to be able to get this book for my daughter in law, it's part of a series that I recommended to her. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. Dyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
As it says on the tin, I loved it. Am now reading Destiny's Child (sequel). I will be purchasing more of this author
Published 15 months ago by chris fairbairn
5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell To Lancashire
Once you pick up this wonderfull book you will loose yourself in it's amazing characters. Follow the sisters again in the next two of the Blake sisters saga. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Scattzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Bought this for my mum and she loves it.A good price and delivered quickly.Will probably buy her more,especially as she says they are a cracking read!
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