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The Favourite Child By Freda Lightfoot

The Favourite Child
by Freda Lightfoot

A compelling story of a spirited, unconventional and radical young woman, at odds with her family and her time
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The Favourite Child Summary

The Favourite Child by Freda Lightfoot

Isabella Ashton has always been her father's favourite, but when she becomes involved with the new birth control movement, Simeon is scandalised. He tells himself that it will be merely a phase before she settles down to a respectable marriage, but as Bella's enthusiasm for 'fallen women' shows no sign of abating, Simeon loses patience and banished her from the family home. Running a family planning clinic in Salford's mean streets is challenging but rewarding work, and Bella is grateful for the help of Violet Howarth, a generous-hearted woman. Violet's son Dan also supports her mission and comradeship quickly turns into love. But Bella is involved with handsome, ne'er-do-well Billy Quinn, leader of an illegal betting ring. His jealousy and possessiveness brings matters to a head and Bella finds everything she has worked for at risk, and herself in mortal danger...

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The Favourite Child Reviews

'Compelling and fascinating' -- Middlesborough Evening Gazette 'A stirring tale ... Freda Lightfoot always tells a good story.' -- Keswick Reminder

About Freda Lightfoot

Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances under a different name. Having lived for many years in the Lake District and also in Cornwall, she now tries to divide her time between the two.

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The Favourite Child by Freda Lightfoot
Freda Lightfoot
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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