A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption.
England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects. Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters.
Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men's view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure.
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The companion to this book, "The Lady's Slipper" is available now.About the Author:
DEBORAH SWIFT, a set and costume designer for the BBC, lives in Windermere, England. The Lady’s Slipper, shortlisted for The Impress Novelists Prize in 2007, was inspired by her own discovery of the rare orchid during a summer walk.
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Descrizione libro MacMillan. Condizione libro: New. pp. 480. Codice libro della libreria 38573763
Descrizione libro 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main Market Ed.. Paperback. If you are a fan of books by Philippa Gregory then you might like The Gilded Lily by Deborah Swift .Winter, 1661. In her short life Sadie Appleby has never left rural Westmo.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 480 pages. 0.343. Codice libro della libreria 9780330543439