Mermaids Singing

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Random House, Apr 30, 2011 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A desperate childhood. An uncertain past. One chance at happiness ...

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.

Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope.

But Lady 'Bella' has a secret and unable to live with her domineering husband she decides to leave, fighting for custody of their daughter, Leonie. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more ...

 

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Started slow, and I wasn't sure I was going to like it. But once I got into it, it was really good. Twists and turns, ups and downs, I never knew what was going to happen next. While it was a bit ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
29
Section 3
57
Section 4
83
Section 5
110
Section 6
139
Section 7
164
Section 8
188
Section 11
263
Section 12
285
Section 13
313
Section 14
336
Section 15
361
Section 16
386
Section 17
408
Section 18
434

Section 9
215
Section 10
240
Section 19
460

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About the author (2011)

Dilly Court grew up in North East London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband and a large, yellow Labrador called Archie. She is the author of twelve novels. She also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.

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