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Summary

The new heartwarming novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Dilly Court.

Clara held on to the precious button, glimmering like a jewel in the dark alleyways of London's notorious Seven Dials. She needed to save her family...but who was going to save her?

There was a time when the Carter sisters' father was their hero. Now he's a drunk who's gambled away everything they had and put them all in peril. It's on Clara's shoulders to save the four sisters from destitution. Clutching her precious button box, the only thing of value they have left, Clara dreams of starting a shop that could put a roof over their heads and keep them safe....

But in debt to the terrifying Patches Braggs, leader of one of the East End's roughest gangs, Clara is in fear for her life. When a mysterious benefactor seems to offer an escape, Clara realizes too late that it comes at a terrible price....

Cheated, abandoned and alone - can Clara save her family and hold on to her dreams?

©2017 Dilly Court (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for Dilly Court:
"Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel." ( Sunday Express)
"As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end." ( Choice)
"A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!" ( My Weekly)

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The Button box

Excellent story. Had you guessing to the end. Did not expect what Luke was. Loved it. Read it within days.

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Brilliant

Loved the book,
I always enjoy this author.
The narrator always reads beautifully. Loved it

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Excellent listen

Another great book from Dilly Court a book I could not put down would recommend it

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The Button Box by Dilly Court

An excellent 'old fashioned' story with a beginning, middle and end. How a good book should be.
It made a very nice change to go back to into our world without phones, radios, TVs, texts or mobiles. Relaxing.
A very interesting story keeping us on tenterhooks all the way through to the excellent surprising ending.
Good narration too. My first Dilly Court book as I will be back again for more.

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Lovely story bit confusing at times.

Where does The Button Box rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top end of fiction.

What did you like best about this story?

Constantly moving never got dull.

What about Annie Aldington’s performance did you like?

Her voice is amazing it's like tea and cake for the ears.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It's very long but it's fabulous to dip into each day.

Any additional comments?

Beautiful discriptions with out being over the top. I really could see the shop and all it's countence.,

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the button box

loved it as always dilly courts books keep you enthralled . can't wait to start another one

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best book in years

Got this book on my kindle and a few month later I got it on audible cos I could not read it on holiday. one of the best books I have listens to yet ,very good reader and a lovely story line .A brilliant book all round

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Dilly court

Her books are amazing this one was full of twist and turns and a joy to read absolutely love Anne addlington voice over

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Very good couldn't turn it of

Really good story couldn't turn it of led advise anyone to either listen or read this story well done dilly court

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very good

I really loved it narrator was very good with her different voices, would recommend it

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