Most widely held works about Meg Hutchinson
Most widely held works by Meg Hutchinson
Sixpenny girl by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Helpless Saran stands by as her mother and sister are sold by her stepfather. Although penniless and friendless she swears she will not rest until she secures her family's release.
Pauper's child by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Ties of love by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
If only she had heeded her ten-year-old sister's warning. But Amber Neale returns from India to the devastating news of Bethany's death and her brother's disappearance. The man she holds responsible is mine-owner Uriah Buckley, a powerful man in Darlaston, and Amber knows he will make her life a living hell if crossed. But loyalty to her siblings prevails, and she determines to seek out the truth. Amber's only ally is Rani, the gentle Indian girl who owes Amber her life. Together they create a line of floral face creams and cosmetics, and go on to found a successful beauty salon. But wealth and success do not fill the heart. Amber still aches with the loss of her beloved family, and demons from her life in India haunt her dreams. Meanwhile the vile Uriah Buckley waits in the wings, determined to despoil the innocent girl rather than see her uncover his vicious secret.
For the love of a sister by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Believing herself abandoned, Eden sets off, penniless, to make her way in the world alone. She will enjoy the kindness of strangers but her path will also cross that of vicious evildoers.
Heritage of shame by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Anne Corby flees from Russia when her mother dies in the wild savagery of the steppes. Pregnant with an illegitimate child - the result a brutal rape, Anna returns to Darlaston with nothing but a mysterious talisman, wrapped in a black velvet cloth, in which the peace of nations resides. But a return to Darlaston holds no sanctuary. For it is home to Anne's aunt Clara, who sees the girl's bastard as a threat to her ownership of Glebe Metalworks. As war clouds gather, Clara resolves to remove the usurper by fair means or foul, and enlists her depraved son Quenton in her evil plan. The turbulent years of the First World War create a dramatic backdrop for Meg Hutchinson's new novel in which Anne, the brave heroine, struggles to save her child and to survive her heritage of shame.
Child of sin by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
When housemaid Lizzie Burton falls pregnant, stony-hearted Agnes Ridley turns her out with only the clothes on her back. If it weren't for Debbie, who follows her into exile, Lizzie would be friendless as well as destitute. The girls meet big-hearted Sadie Trent who takes them in and cherishes them, but even Sadie cannot protect them from the vicious Abe Turley, who is determined to take his pleasure - and then his revenge; and from Fleur Masson, who hides an evil trade behind the respectable facade of a fashion house. Can there ever be true happiness for a child of sin?
The wanton redhead by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a young woman who must suffer many violent wrongs before being saved by her own virtue, and by the love of a good man. When her selfish, flighty sister leaves home to become the wife of a wealthy sugar plantation owner, Alyssa becomes solely responsible for her poor, deranged mother as well as for Thea's bastard son. Viciously raped, then thrown out of the family home, the girl goes on the run, fleeing her cruel rapist. Alyssa's journey is a perilous one. It will take her far from the Black Country to the wild shores of the Caribbean and put her in the path of evil men determined to despoil the young girl. For the palm-fringed island of Jamaica is home to a pernicious trade: white slavery.
The peppercorn woman by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
When Garnet escapes her husbands' cruelty she is taken in by a band of Romanies. Despite the love of Judah Kane, she is determined to take revenge on her husband.
The Judas touch by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
When Tam's brother Benjie is wrongly accused of theft, and locked up, his sister makes a solemn promise that she will not let him down. Benjie is transported to Australia and Tam must embark upon an epic journey to find him.
Pit bank wench by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Emma Price is only a pit bank wench, but she wins the love of Paul Felton. Colliery owner, Carver Felton has no intention of seeing his brother throw away his future on such a humble girl and savagely rapes Emma, leaving her isolated and pregnant. But when Carver Felton needs an heir to the Felton fortune he determines to track down Emma and her child.
The Deverell woman by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
After Maura Deverell is raped by her landlord's son, her mother curses the Riordan family and exacts a promise for Maura to leave her beloved Ireland forever. She goes to Birmingham, but sorely misses Ireland and the other Riordan son, the crippled Liam.
A love forbidden by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Robbed of marriage to the man she loved, Leah Bryce rears his daughter Miriam as her own. But her bitterness leads her to treat the girl curelly, and when Miriam falls pregnant, Leah refuses to let her marry. Leah's own son Ralph has always loved the girl he believes to be his sister, and when he discovers Miriam's seducer has no intention of standing by her, he takes a terrible revenge: Saul Marsh will leave no other woman pregnant. Even on her death bed Leah seeks to ruin the girl's happiness. Only when Leah's malign influence is finally removed can Miriam find joy at last.
No place for a woman by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Laura Cadman had always assumed she would marry Edmund Shaw, the son of her father's partner, but Edmund tells her he considers her a drag, with little poise and beauty. When Jabez Shaw dies, Edmund takes advantage of Laura's father and cheats him out of the engineering works and manufactures an accusation that lands Mr Cadman in prison. Penniless, her pride hurt and her heart broken, Laura vows to repay every pound that Edmund claims he is owed. Edmund's cruel words have blinded Laura to Rafe Travers' love, but when he saves her from Edmund's final wickedness, she finds happiness at last.
Unholy love by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Forced by her tyrannical father to masquerade as a man in order to comply with the terms of her grandfather's Will, Philippa Cranley knows nothing but cruelty from Archer Cranley and his vicious sister, Edna. Philippa's love for her frail mother keeps her enslaved, dressed in men's clothing and known as Philip. Archer Cranley forces 'Philip' to do a stint in the glassworks, a raging inferno of deprivation and danger. Joshua Fairley befriends the gentle 'lad' but finds his feelings for Philip are more than pity, and is tormented by the thought that he is being tempted into an unholy love...
Devil's own daughter by Margaret Astbury ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
A feature on Old Wives' Tales is not exactly the assignment to make Kate Mallory's pulse race. She fancies herself an investigative journalist and crime reporter, and has the stories under her belt to prove it. But her research throws up a vital clue to the series of arson attacks and gruesome murders that is baffling the Darlaston police force. On the trail of a story too good to miss, Kate finds herself in a deadly encounter with a ruthless woman, a coven of Satanists - and Evil incarnate.
Bitter seed by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog moet de dochter van een Engelse wapenfabrikant haar vader na zijn dood opvolgen.
A promise given by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
After a false accusation by her stepmother, Rachel Cade is sent to the workhouse by the Magistrate Bedworth to await trial. The handsome Jared Lytton comes to her rescue. Rachel goes to live with Beulah Thomas and her son William. Rachel agrees to marry William but she cannot forget Jared.
A handful of silver by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
For the sake of her child by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Anna Bradley knew she had to abandon her baby and make a new life if her son is to have a future. She is befriended by gruff, but tender, Maggie Fellen and builds up a successful business, finding a measure of happiness with Edward Royce. But the happiness does not last. Tragedy robs her of both husband and livelihood and once more she must rebuild her fortune. When fate leads her back to her roots, it is to a confrontation that could break - or mend - her heart.
Abel's daughter by Meg Hutchinson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Australia Bereavement Biography Brothers and sisters Businesswomen Coal miners--Social life and customs Detective and mystery stories Domestic fiction England England--Birmingham England--Black Country England--Wednesbury Families Fathers and daughters Female friendship Fiction Friendship Great Britain Hutchinson, Meg Inheritance and succession Investigative reporting Jamaica Landlords Large type books Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters Mothers--Death Novelists, English Orphans Penal transportation People with disabilities Rape Rape victims Revenge Ritual abuse Russians Satanism Single mothers Sisters Slavery Social aspects Social history Stepdaughters Stepfathers Talking books Unmarried mothers Women novelists, English World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945) Young women