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Tilly Trotter's Legacy

By Rosie Goodwin

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Catherine Cookson's classic heroine lives on in this stunning new saga by Rosie Goodwin

Rosie Goodwin's heartwarming addition to Catherine Cookson's series.

Tilly Trotter seems to have finally found lasting happiness in her engagement to Steve McGrath. But just as everything falls into place for Tilly it seems to be falling apart for her loved ones...

Whilst her son, Willy, is refusing to acknowledge the existence of his newborn illegitimate child, her adopted daughter Josefina has slipped into a deep depression after tracking down her real family in America. Tilly is determined that with Steve by her side she can find a way to get her children through their troubles. But she hasn't counted on the malicious ways of her oldest enemy - Steve's mother, Mrs McGrath. A bitter and twisted old woman, she will stop at nothing to destroy Tilly's happiness. And Tilly knows that finding a way for her family to be free to live their lives in peace is going to take all her strength and courage ...

Biographical Notes

Rosie Goodwin has worked in social services and as a foster carer for many years. She has three children, and lives in Nuneaton with her husband, Trevor, and their foster children.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780755334889
  • Publication date: 09 Aug 2007
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Headline
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