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by Val Wood

  • ISBN: 0552168157
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Val Wood
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers; Reprint edition (April 1, 2013)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • FB2 size: 1708 kb
  • EPUB size: 1723 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 442
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The Innkeeper’s Daughter is a book of fiction. TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS.

The Innkeeper’s Daughter is a book of fiction. To the best of my knowledge there never was a Maritime Hotel, Inn or public house of that name in Hull, although during the nineteenth century, the period of this novel, there were hundreds of hostelries situated in the town. The Woodman Inn was a real place, but set in the West Riding of Yorkshire on the road between Castleford and Pontefract, where my forebears were innkeepers during the late nineteenth century.

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The innkeepers daughter, . For my family, with love, and for Peter. I’ll give you some tips,’ he’d told Joseph. It’s a better life than working underground and I should know cos I’ve tried both.

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Все продавцы . The Innkeeper's Daughter. Random House, 8 нояб. Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK. Born in the mining town of Castleford, Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set. She now lives in the market town of Beverley. When she is not writing, Val is busy promoting libraries and supporting many charities.

in readiness for the queen’s visit. Bella quite liked these outings; it gave her the opportunity to change from the plain and sensible dress which she wore during a normal day into a more stylish afternoon gown, and also to get away from the confines of the Maritime where there was always a pressing decision to make or a job to be done.

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The Innkeeper's Daughter. Published: 14/02/2013

The Innkeeper's Daughter. Published: 14/02/2013. Dimensions: 198mm x 28mm x 127mm.

Holderness, 1846. For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn—an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside—surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed. Times are hard, and when their father dies, Bella also has to take on the role of mother to her baby brother. Her days are brightened by the occasional visit from Jamie Lucan , the eighteen-year-old son of a wealthy landowner in a neighbouring coastal village. Also grieving the loss of a parent, Jamie has more in common with Bella than she thinks. When her mother announces out of the blue that she wants to move the family to Hull, Bella is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. They arrive to find that the public house they are now committed to buying is run-down and dilapidated. Could things get any worse? Or could this move turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Bella?
Reviews about The Innkeeper's Daughter (7):
I buy books for my Mom to read on her kindle. She loved this book. It was her read of something by Val Wood.She said the story was so good and she enjoyed reading it so much. I'm glad I found a good author for her. She loved reading Cathrine Cookson so I looked up what others that love Cookson were reading and this is how I found Val Woods.
This book was a good book it told a story about a family and how they managed to go from the country to the city and make a new business a thriving success. would recommend it to all my friends
I really enjoyed this reading although I had to use the dictionary a lot. I would really recommend this book but wished it didn't end so quickly.
Tori Texer
Really great one by Val wood.charecters life like.never flagged kept you interested until last page.would like too see a sequal.
super heart warming story .Could not put this down...
Love reading her books ...This one was extra special...ready for more of these stories
This book was a great read kept me interested right through, would recommend it to anyone who likes light reading
I enjoyed this evocation of the life of innkeeping families in Yorkshire in the nineteenth century. Through the person of Bella, whose father is an inn tenant, we see the rural life as farm labourers are fed and put up during harvest season, travellers are warmed and refreshed, and local people come for a quiet pint and game of dominoes. Innkeeping is profitable enough if the landlord can just refrain from drinking his stock.

With the early death of Bella's father, she, her brothers, little sister and pregnant mother, are left to run the business as best they can. Then her mother becomes homesick for Hull, the port town where she was brought up, and decides to move the family here to take on a pub instead, thus giving us a good contrast.

We also meet a young man James, second son from the manor family, who trains to become a doctor with the aim of helping the people around him, and becomes caught up in the streams of wounded from the Crimean war. Medicine is changing as new treatments and ideas are proven; theories about cholera, wound infection and ether for women in labour have arisen.

This tale is less a romance than a depiction of the times. We see perhaps too easy a path for Bella's family, as the pub owners don't cavil at dealing with women, they don't need to incur debt and Bella, oddly, is not beset by admirers nor considered a loose woman because she works in an inn. The lesson that hard work, clean living and treating others with respect will help you prosper is excellently conveyed and it's good to see a social history that is not about squalor and abusive parents.

Other books I've read by Val Wood include The Hungry Tide and The Doorstep Girls and I find her a very good writer. She says that an inn was owned by some of her forebears but has been demolished to make way for a road.

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