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0750548673
Large print:The reluctant heiress; Dilly Court:2021 Large print The reluctant heiress; Dilly Court
The reluctant heiress; Dilly Court
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Large print
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Dales, 2021
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780750548670
Notes:
East-End London, 1858. In London's twisting streets, it's hard to tell friend from foe. And for Katherine Martin, arriving back in London after years away, the city is far crueller than she remembers. Her eyes opened to the plight of London's poor, Kate is determined to do what she can to help - even if it means defying her parents. In secret, she opens a soup kitchen. But there is a world of criminals within London's poorest alleys. Catching the notice of Harry Trader and his gang, Kate is out of her depth. Until she begins to discover that her true enemies might not be who she thought.
Extent: 468 pages (large print), 23 cm, pbk
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0750543582
Large print:The button box:2017 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Harper Clara held onto 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 was a drunk who'd 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 realises too late that it comes at a terrible price. Cheated, abandoned and alone - can Clara save her family and hold onto her dreams?
444 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0750539577
Large print:A loving family:2014 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2014
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Century, 2013 Stella Barry is forced into service as a kitchen maid when her father dies at sea and the family find themselves living hand-to-mouth. Leaving her mother and younger brother and sister in the slums of London's docklands, Stella goes to a big country house outside London. A year later, having not seen them in all that time, Stella walks to London with a cake for her mother for mothering Sunday. But she discovers the family has disappeared.
1 volume (large print) (hbk)
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0750535210
Large print:Cinderella sister:2012 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Large Print
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Book:Mermaids singing:2018 Book
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: Arrow Books
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Century, 2005 Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames.
490 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0750534737
Large print:A Mother's secret:2012 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2012
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
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0750543299
Large print:Ragged Rose:2016 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 1875: Rose and her little sister, Cora, are known in London's East End as The Sunshine Sisters. But they're hiding a secret - one that could see them turned out on the streets without a penny to their name. When their brother is sent to prison for a crime that he didn't commit, it signals the start of the family's woes. Cora finds herself caught up in an illicit relationship with a cad and is thrown out by their strict father. As the family is hit by hard times, it's down to Rose to fight for them and prevent further tragedy. And she'll do anything to keep her family safe even if that means putting herself in terrible danger.
432 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0750543302
Large print:The swan maid:2016 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard format edition originally published: London: Harper Cheapside, London, 1854. Serving tables and emptying chamberpots is hard and thankless work, and Lottie Lane slaves from the moment she rises in the morning until she falls dead into her bed. That is until a handsome soldier walks into the parlour and sees that this shabby maid could be a beautiful swan.
403 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0750545917
Large print:The mistletoe seller:2018 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard format edition originally published: London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017 It's Christmas Eve. Flurries of snow fall on the cobbled streets of Whitechapel and an abandoned baby, swaddled in a blanket, is found on a doorstep in Angel Alley. Named after the street on which she was abandoned, Angel Winter is taken into a loving home. But fate deals a cruel blow and she's thrown out to fend for herself. Angel scratches a living selling mistletoe in Covent Garden market. Although struggling, she will never sell her only treasure, the gold and ruby ring that was hidden in her swaddling when she was abandoned. It could hold the key to the secrets of her past.
462 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0750546913
Large print:The Christmas rose:2019 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018 As the ship glided into the harbour, guided by the cold, winter waters of the Thames, Rose took a deep breath. Had she done the right thing? Leaving everything behind her to follow the man she loved? But as London refused to appear through the thick fog that engulfed it, Rose felt more lonely than ever. Raised in Australia, Rose Munday is on the way back to the city she was born in. But, expecting to be met by her sweetheart, she is left alone on the waterfront, surrounded by whistles and scornful glances, chilled by the east wind coming off the docks. How could Max have abandoned her? With no money and no family left in London, Rose must go to work. Finding herself a position as a typist in a slowly modernising London, Rose's future begins to take shape in ways she would never have foreseen.
433 pages (large print). (hbk)
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0750542470
Large print:The orphan's dream:2016 Large print
Author: Court, Dilly
Year: 2016
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: Magna
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Century, 2015 Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother. She is taken to a place of refuge by charismatic sea captain Jack Starke. But the safe haven turns out to be house of ill-repute. Here she becomes a parlour maid and catches the eye of an elderly, retired army officer, Hubert Kettle. Mirabel has fallen in love with Jack Starke but when she hears that his ship has foundered and all were lost, she has little choice but to accept Hubert's offer of a home and marriage.
443 pages (large print) (hbk)
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