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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448111022
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
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Going Home



The past casts its shadow over a quest to find a family's roots.

For Amelia and her brothers and sisters, the grim past which their mother Emily had endured seemed very far away. A striking and independent young woman, learning to be a teacher in York, Amelia was looking for a purpose in life, and especially to becoming acquainted with the two young gentlemen who had come all the way from Australia to meet her family. Ralph Hawkins, bringing with him his friend Jack - a handsome half-aboriginal Australian - arrived in Yorkshire looking for his roots. He found Amelia, whose tangled family history was inextricably bound up with his.

Ralph Hawkins's whole world had been turned upside down when he learned that he had been adopted by the couple he had always called his parents. In his quest to find his real mother, he uncovered some cruel and unpleasant truths, before at last realising where his true destiny lay.

  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448111022
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432
Categories:

About the author

Val Wood

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 2017 she was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Hull for service and dedication to literature.

Find out more about Val Wood's novels by visiting her website: www.valeriewood.co.uk

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