Touchstone

Touchstone

by Aileen Armitage

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Overview

�The whole idea is preposterous. One can�t marry a first cousin!�Particularly for cousins whose mothers have ignored each other for the best part of twenty years. Yet Amy Mallinson is bewildered by her deep feelings for her handsome cousin Charles � far above her in the social scale � and by the emotions he and his family stir in her.
Amy is not the only one to be affected by Aunt Charlotte�s malice her mother Violet has suffered and Amy herself has witnessed the destruction of her brother Lionel�s dreams. Proud of her heritage, yet determined to win her independence, Amy sees the moors above Hawksmoor and Jericho Farm as a refuge and an escape. But it may also let her discover what she really wants from life�
On the wild Yorkshire moors she finds a refuge from heartache and a haven of love.

��Hawksmoor� is the fictional name for the industrial Yorkshire town of
Huddersfield where I grew up,� says the author Aileen Armitage. �I was captivated by its history and the curious fact that the town was owned by one family right up until the 1920�s. My dad used to tell me tales as we walked on the surrounding moors about our family�s climb from rags to riches and their subsequent decline. Can I help it if my passion for the West Riding and its history shows a story of love and hatred, tragedy and triumph?�

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149165506
Publisher: Bibliophile Ltd
Publication date: 06/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 804 KB

About the Author

Aileen Armitage was brought up in Huddersfield where her father's family have lived for the past 400 years.

As a child her father would take her to Lindley Moor, near Huddersfield, to show her the old family house and tell her stories about her grandfather who had owned a mill in the area. After studying German at Hull University she became a teacher. Unfortunately she had to give this up as she developed serious problems with her eye sight. Married with four young children, Helen, David, Paul and Annie.

She started writing late at night on a jotter with a felt tip pen. Aileen began writing and had many magazine articles and short stories published before she turned to longer fiction. Her first novel was accepted by a publisher and she was asked to write more books. She has since been widely published in the UK and in the USA. Aileen also lectures on novel writing for writers' seminars and is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio. She is a frequent guest speaker, especially since winning UK Woman of the Year award in 1988.

In 2002 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the University of Huddersfield for her contribution to literature. Aileen has four grown-up children from her first marriage. She is now happily remarried to the writer Deric Longden.

www.aileenarmitage.com

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