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Off the rails / Beryl Kingston.

by Kingston, Beryl [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Robert Hale, 2011Description: 1 v. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780709090953 (hbk.); 0709090951 (hbk.).Subject(s): Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Born in 1800, George Hudson rose from farmer's son to the rich and powerful Lord Mayor of York - friend to royalty and owner of half of the railways in the kingdom. But Hudson was driven by greed as well as ambition and a dark secret lurked within his past - a youthful indiscretion...and an illegitimate child. That child, Milly, has been brought up, quietly and lovingly, by her mother Jane, who dreams of taking revenge on her careless begetter. By a quirk of fate, both Jane and Milly work in the Hudson household. Will Jane's revenge be sweet? Or will life - and unexpected love- get in the way?
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Born in 1800, George Hudson rose from farmer's son to the rich and powerful Lord Mayor of York - friend to royalty and owner of half of the railways in the kingdom. But Hudson was driven by greed as well as ambition and a dark secret lurked within his past - a youthful indiscretion...and an illegitimate child. That child, Milly, has been brought up, quietly and lovingly, by her mother Jane, who dreams of taking revenge on her careless begetter. By a quirk of fate, both Jane and Milly work in the Hudson household. Will Jane's revenge be sweet? Or will life - and unexpected love- get in the way?

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