When Annie Jackson's father doesn't return from war, her mother remarries. But while the outside world thinks Leonard Spode is a loving husband and father, behind closed doors he reveals his true colours - and Annie is forced to grow up very quickly. In her brave attempts to expose Spode for the monster he is, she finds himself branded a trouble-maker, and sent to a children's home - wher she discovers she is pregnant. One thought keeps Annie going: that Spode will one day be brought to justice. If not in her lifetime, then in her daughter's, to whom she plans to tell the full story on her 18th birthday . . . Set in post-war Yorkshire, ANNIE'S LEGACY is a powerful story of one girl's battle against all that life throws at her, and her determination to have the last word.In the distance, Spode could hear the Sunday service coming from the prison chapel, discordant voices singing an ... would be believed: Ronnie Sykes, a girl whoa#39;d delivered Spodea#39;s papers, the daughter of one of his factory workers, and many ... He looked at his watch; his Rolex had been confiscated, perhaps for the best.
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-08-18|