Lily

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Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter’s night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit. Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood’s Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret. Across the years, policeman Sam Trench keeps watch over the young woman he once saved. When Sam meets Lily again, there is an instant attraction between them and Lily is convinced that Sam holds the key to her happiness – but might he also be the one to uncover her crime and so condemn her to death?

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Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer…

Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter’s night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit. Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood’s Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret…

Across the years, policeman Sam Trench keeps watch over the young woman he once saved. When Sam meets Lily again, there is an instant attraction between them and Lily is convinced that Sam holds the key to her happiness – but might he also be the one to uncover her crime and so condemn her to death?

Praise for Rose Tremain:

‘One of my favourite writers’ Nina Stibbe

‘Tremain is one of the best novelists writing today’ Sara Collins

‘Pulsatingly alive . . . no one can break your heart quite like this’ Neel Mukherjee

Readers love LILY

‘A stunning story of love, betrayal and true grit’ Susan H.

‘Lily is vivid and alive… historical fiction at its best’ Sheila R.

‘One of the most breathtakingly captivating and exquisitely spun pieces of storytelling I’ve read in a long time’ Caroline K.

Additional information

Weight 0.499 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.2 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

275

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K