Cotton Spinner
Libby Ashworth

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Narrated By: Katy Sobey

Duration: 7 hours and 56 minutes

What to expect

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The rise of the mills is about to change everything.

Lancashire, 1826

When Jennet and Titus Eastwood are forced to move from their idyllic cottage into the centre of Blackburn to find work in the cotton mills, their lives are changed in ways they could never have imagined and their new home on Paradise Lane is anything but . . .

Then Titus is arrested and sent to prison for attending a Reform meeting. Jennet is left to fend for herself and things go from bad to worse as she finds herself pregnant and alone - with another man's child . . .

'Brimming with drama, heartbreak, love, friendship and the powerful bonds of family' Lancashire Post

'An engrossing tale of hardship, struggles, love and family. I was swept away to the North of England and into the world of cotton spinners. Well researched, perfect for fans of Catherine Cookson.' Kitty Neale

'With vividly drawn characters and Libby's passion for Lancashire and its history shining through, this gritty and heartfelt tale of the mill workers and those caught up in the Reform riots is a must-read.' Evie Grace

© Libby Ashworth 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Generational sagas, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Family life fiction

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With vividly drawn characters and Libby’s passion for Lancashire and its history shining through, this gritty and heartfelt tale of the mill workers and those caught up in the Reform riots is a must-read. I loved it

Evie Grace

[A] well-written novel […] It’s a well-researched story any fan of historical fiction would enjoy

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Brimming with drama, heartbreak, love, friendship and the powerful bonds of family

Lancashire Post

An engrossing tale of hardship, struggles, love and family. I was swept away to the North of England and into the world of cotton spinners. Well researched, perfect for fans of Catherine Cookson