Take Hold of Tomorrow

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Following a betrayal by an abusive step-father, Ellen is taken, by her grandparents, to the house of a brick manufacturer in the Lancashire town of Horwich, to work as a kitchen maid. Determined for a better future, Ellen takes every opportunity to further herself and is promoted to lady’s maid. Bu ...more

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Karen Abbott's latest book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is a true story of four daring (and not entirely scrupulous) Civil War spies who risked everything for their cause. The new book will be published by HarperCollins on September 2, 2014. Abbott's previous books, Sin in the Second City and American Rose, were both New York Times bestsellers. Abbott is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, Past Imperfect, and also writes for Disunion, the New York Times series about...more