The Foundling by Stacey Halls


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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars Two women bound by a child and a secret that will change everything . . . London 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst that Clara has died in care she is astonished when she is told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl – and why. Less than a mile from Bess’s lodgings in the city in a quiet gloomy townhouse on the edge of London a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend – an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital – persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart. From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters class and power and love against the greatest of odds . . . ‘The new Hilary Mantel’ Cosmopolitan Another gripping immersive intelligent work of historical fiction from the bestselling author of The Familiars’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave author of The Mercies ‘A gripping and moving read’ Libby Page bestselling author of The Lido ‘Fantastic storytelling that grabbed me from the off’ Good Housekeeping ‘Pacy highly atmospheric and tantalisingly gripping from the very first page’ Laura Carlin author of The Wicked Cometh ‘A compelling tale of love and hope from the vivid streets of Georgian London’ Sonia Velton author of Blackberry & Wild Rose

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Weight 484 g
Dimensions 222 × 144 × 35 mm
Attribute Value 1