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    • Publication date:05 Feb 2009
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Liverpool Annie

By Maureen Lee

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A sweeping Liverpool saga following the fortunes of one woman from the 1940s to the 1990s, by the ever-popular, award-winning author.

A sweeping Liverpool saga following the fortunes of one woman from the 1940s to the 1990s, by the ever-popular, award-winning author.

Annie Harrison has a difficult childhood, and she eventually goes to live in the Grand Hotel with a rich schoolfriend.

Marriage follows and when her husband dies, she throws herself into providing for her children. Starting with a market stall, she discovers a talent for designing clothes that develops into a successful business.

But there comes a time amid the success when Annie feel she can no longer go on. Then a chance meeting leads to events she has no control over, and at last she finds the happiness that has previously eluded her.

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  • ISBN: 9781409175605
  • Publication date: 02 Nov 2017
  • Page count: 576
  • Imprint: Orion
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