A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Featuring: Tilly Harper
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The author of the USA Today and New
York Times bestselling novel The Girl
Who Came Home has once again created an
unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of
Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by
side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose
lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be
transformed by their experiences.
twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of
her native Lake District for London, to become assistant
housemother at Mr. Shawâ€™s Home for Watercress and Flower
Girls. For years, the home has cared for Londonâ€™s flower
girlsâ€”orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy
streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to
Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a
diary written by an orphan named Florrieâ€”a young Irish
flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her
sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrieâ€™s pain and
all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to
discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be
easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and
determined young woman into unexpected places, including the
depths of her own heart.
Interviews for A Memory Of Violets
Fresh Chat | The Story Behind Hazel Gaynor's A MEMORY OF VIOLETS A Memory Of Violets February 17, 2015
1 comment posted.
Re: A Memory Of Violets
The very word "violets" is romantic for me. I love them. But I had no idea that those who sold them so often had handicaps or one sort or another. I also mentally pictured older women selling them in London rather than children.
(Gladys Paradowski 12:27pm February 21, 2015)
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