Lily: A Richard and Judy Book Club Pick for Summer 2022
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Despite being abandoned as a newborn baby, on a cold and foggy night in Victoria Park, London in 1850, her first six were absolutely idyllic. having been fostered by Nellie and Perkin Buck and their sons, she was brought up on their loving farm and they loved her like their own. Lily was really happy but as were the rules, after six years she was sent back to the Foundling Hospital where she was taken as a baby. The parting was heartbreaking for all involved and they all knew that the hospital was no place for a child of any age to be.
The Foundling Hospital was cruel and harsh, children were shown no love and were constantly reminded of how worthless they were. Lily was eventually sent to Belle Prettywood?s Wig Emporium, thanks to the exceptional sewing skills that she picked up from her foster mother. She was highly regarded for her skills but no one knew the dark secret she was hiding that would threaten her very existence and could seal her fate with gallows!
A delicious thriller from Rose Tremain who expertly brings 19th Century, Victorian England to life. A fabulous tale of rejection, poverty, survival, guilt and redemption!
Exclusive content inside! In this book, you will find:
- • ?Richard and Judy Ask? Rose Tremain
- • The inspiration behind Lily
- • Reading Group Questions
About the Author
- Contributor: Rose Tremain
- Imprint: Vintage
- ISBN13: 9781529115178
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 129x198x17mm
- Packaged Weight: 202
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Release Date: 2022-07-07
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Rose Tremain's novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country) and the South Bank Sky Arts Award (The Gustav Sonata). Her most recent novel is Islands of Mercy. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.