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    • ISBN:9780751573152
    • Publication date:20 Sep 2018
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    • Publication date:26 Jul 2018
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Blackpool Lass

By Maggie Mason

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A gritty, emotional tale of 1930s Blackpool from bestselling saga author Mary Wood, writing as Maggie Mason

The perfect read for fans of Mary Wood, Kitty Neale, Val Wood and Nadine Dorries

Orphaned and destitute, will Grace find her own way in the world?

When Grace's Ma passes away and her Da's ship sinks with all hands, Grace is utterly alone in the world. She's sent to an orphanage in Blackpool, but the master has an eye for a pretty young lass. Grace won't be his victim, so she runs, destitute, into the night.

In Blackpool, she finds a home with the kindly Sheila and Peggy - and meets a dashing airman. But it's 1938, and war is on the horizon. Will Grace ever find the happiness and home she deserves?

Biographical Notes

Maggie Mason is a pseudonym of author Mary Wood. Mary began her career by self-publishing on kindle where many of her sagas reached number one in genre. She was spotted by Pan Macmillan and to date has written many books for them under her own name, with more to come.

Mary continues to be proud to write for Pan Macmillan, but is now equally proud and thrilled to take up a second career with Sphere under the name of Maggie Mason. A Blackpool Lass is her first in a planned series of standalone books and trilogies set in her home town of Blackpool.

Born the thirteenth child of fifteen children, Mary describes her childhood as poor, but rich in love.
She was educated at St Peter's RC School in Hinckley and at Hinckley College for Further Education, where she was taught shorthand and typing.

Mary retired from working for the National Probation Service in 2009, when she took up full time writing, something she'd always dreamed of doing. She follows in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, Dora Langlois, who was an acclaimed author, playwright and actress in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century.

It was her work with the Probation Service that gives Mary's writing its grittiness, her need to tell it how it is, which takes her readers on an emotional journey to the heart of issues.

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  • ISBN: 9780751573169
  • Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 432
  • Imprint: Sphere
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Blackpool's Angel

Maggie Mason
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Blackpool, 1893Tilly has come a long way from the run-down tenements in which she grew up. She has a home, a loving, handsome husband, two beautiful little'uns - Betsy and Bunty - and she earns herself a little money weaving wicker baskets. Life is good. Until the day Tilly returns home to find a policeman standing outside her door. Her Arthur won't be coming home tonight - nor any night - having fallen to his death whilst working on Blackpool tower. Suddenly Tilly and her girls are alone, with the threat of destitution nipping at their heels.Tilly must do what she can to keep her family safe and together - but will it be enough?The perfect read for fans of Mary Wood, Kitty Neale, Val Wood and Nadine Dorries

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