Off the Rails by Beryl Kingston

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 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?

Beryl Kingston was born in Tooting in 1931 and was evacuated during the war. She studied at King’s College London, qualified as a teacher and headed an English department. She was been a published author since 1980 and is a self-confessed ‘political animal’, taking part in street demonstrations and protests. She was also a beauty queen in 1947!

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