By (author) Dilly Court
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Mermaids Singing by Dilly Court
Book DescriptionA 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099490975
(178mm x 110mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dilly Court
Best of Sisters, Paperback (May 2017)
Twelve-year-old Eliza Bragg has known little in life but the cold, comfortless banks of the Thames. Living above her uncle's chandlery she has grown accustomed to a life of penury and servitude, her only comfort the love and protection of her older brother, Bart. But one day Bart accidentally kills a man and is forced to flee to New Zealand.
Tilly True, Paperback (February 2017)
Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and she sets out once more in search of employment. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun...
Christmas Card, Paperback (November 2016)
The perfect heartwarming romance for Christmas, rich in historical detail.
Cockney Sparrow, Paperback (September 2016)» View all books by Dilly Court
Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, young Clemency Skinner is forced to work as a pickpocket in order to support her crippled brother, Jack. Their feckless mother, Edith, has fallen into the clutches of unscrupulous pimp, Todd Hardiman, whose evil presence threatens their daily existence.
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Author Biography - Dilly Court
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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