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4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and well-researched
Set in the mid-19th century, this novel centres on the daughter of a village innkeeper whose father dies prematurely and who moves from a largely impoverished rural community in Holderness, Yorkshire to Hull, where her talents have full scope, and a landowner's younger son who trains as a doctor. This is an engaging novel, well-researched, which does not shy away from the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars 'UK City of Culture'
Overall, Wood does an excellent job of balancing broad depictions of the Empire with intimate domestic scenes in an engaging way. Through the build-up of see-saw moments and endearing characterisation, I took an avid interest in what the outcome would be. No matter the satting, The Innkeeper’s Daughter relevant to 2013, in which the fortunes of ‘Britain’...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and well-researched, 13 Jun. 2013
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Set in the mid-19th century, this novel centres on the daughter of a village innkeeper whose father dies prematurely and who moves from a largely impoverished rural community in Holderness, Yorkshire to Hull, where her talents have full scope, and a landowner's younger son who trains as a doctor. This is an engaging novel, well-researched, which does not shy away from the appalling conditions of poor people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 10 July 2013
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Great book looking forward to more of the same hope we have a sequel to this one well written book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super book, 8 July 2013
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As usual Val Wood's book is very interesting as I am familiar with all the areas she writes about. I like most of her books
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read, 3 July 2013
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What can you say Val Wood, this is like all her books a really good read and good value for money
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5.0 out of 5 stars A drop of the hard stuff, 21 Mar. 2013
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Saw this book reviewed in a local newspaper and liked the sound of it. The story certainly lived up to expectation and I would certainly read more of this particular authors books
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5.0 out of 5 stars val wood, 20 Mar. 2013
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am a fan of Val Wood and rate this book as one of her best, loved it from beginning to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the innkeepers daughter, 8 Mar. 2013
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what a great book kept me enthralled from beginning to end enjoy val wood books reminds me of home thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant story you will not be disappointed, 16 Nov. 2014
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The Inn Keeper's Daughter, once again Val Wood story's hold your interest from beginning to end, you just have to read one more chapter , the story starts in Hull Yorkshire. Where Joe the husband of Sarah is very ill, & not expected to live long, the family are suddenly up routed after their fathers death to another Inn way out in the country & the children's dreams of what they planned for themselves are suddenly shattered, so we follow them through their life & how their life takes on a different path with all the ups & downs .... a brilliant story you will not be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 'UK City of Culture', 23 Nov. 2013
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Overall, Wood does an excellent job of balancing broad depictions of the Empire with intimate domestic scenes in an engaging way. Through the build-up of see-saw moments and endearing characterisation, I took an avid interest in what the outcome would be. No matter the satting, The Innkeeper’s Daughter relevant to 2013, in which the fortunes of ‘Britain’ as a joint Scottish-English-Welsh concept are equally up in the air as during the time of Empire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An author of note, 28 July 2013
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My wife is an avid reader of this authors books. She says it was totalling absorbing. It has now passed to other family members.
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