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A Tale of Revenge

Author: Rose Tremain  

From fated novelist Rose Tremain a gripping Victorian melodrama about an orphan girl and a vengeful murder

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From fated novelist Rose Tremain a gripping Victorian melodrama about an orphan girl and a vengeful murder

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From fated novelist Rose Tremain a gripping Victorian melodrama about an orphan girl and a vengeful murder Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer... Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter's night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit. Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood's Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret... Across the years, policeman Sam Trench keeps watch over the young woman he once saved. When Sam meets Lily again, there is an instant attraction between them and Lily is convinced that Sam holds the key to her happiness - but might he also be the one to uncover her crime and so condemn her to death?

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About the Author

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 ) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize ( Sacred Country ). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata , was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Chatto & Windus
Published
11th November 2021
Pages
288
ISBN
9781784744571
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