The wonderfully nostalgic and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of The Beggar Maid.
Born out of wedlock when her mother was only fourteen, Lucy Pocket has spent all her life in the care of her disreputable but charming grandmother, Eva. They dodge from one poor lodging house to another, always in debt and resorting to theft in order to exist. Until her wealthy paternal grandfather buys her from Eva, determined to bring Lucy up to be a lady.
When her grandfather dies, his despicable nephew cheats Lucy out of her inheritance except for a run-down lodging house in Whitechapel, where she is forced to look after his three illegitimate children.
Jilted by her would-be fiancé, Lucy is determined to make a life for herself and the children and to search for her long-lost grandmother, creating the family for which she has always longed.
©2014 Dilly Court (P)2015 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks
No. I love Dilly court and have never scored any book less than 5 stars. However, I found this disappointing by comparison. I found the Circus part of the story made it seem more like a childs fairy tale and struggled from that point on.
No sorry a complete disappointment. I found her narration almost stilted in places and found her characters voices hard to distinguish. She failed to draw me in.
If it is your first book by Dilly Court then maybe but I think it fails to compare with all her others I have listened to
I am a Film Making Teddy Bear Collecting Eccentric with a loving husband and a great sense of humour.
so many twists and turns in this well written tale, never a dull moment.
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