Libby Ashworth

The Cotton Spinner
  • The Cotton Spinner

  • Lancashire, 1830

    When Jennet and Titus Eastwood are forced to move from their idyllic cottage into the centre of Blackburn to find work in the cotton mills, their lives are changed in ways they could never have imagined and their new home on Paradise Lane is anything but…

    When Titus is arrested and sent to prison for attending a reform meeting, Jennet is left to fend for herself and things go from bad to worse as Jennet finds herself pregnant and alone – with another man’s child...

RELEASED 16/04/2020

Libby Ashworth was born and raised in Lancashire, where she can trace her family back to the Middle Ages. It was while researching her family history that she realised there were so many stories about ordinary working people that she wanted to tell. She has previously written historical novels - The de Lacy Inheritance and By Loyalty Bound – as well as local history books. The Cotton Spinner is her first saga novel. Libby currently lives in Lancashire with her son and two cats, Ralph and Rufus, who look so alike that people believe she only has one.