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  • Published: 15 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784752552
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $14.99
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The Cockney Sparrow




The enthralling saga set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century London from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

The enthralling saga set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century London from the Sunday Times bestselling author.

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.

Befriended by Ned Hawkes and his kindly mother, Nell, Clemency struggles to escape from life in the slums of Stew Lane. She finds work with a troupe of buskers run by larger than life Augustus Throop, and is spotted by the manager of the Strand Theatre.

Clemency looks set for operatic stardom, but a chance meeting with the mysterious Jared Stone brings danger and intrigue and threatens to change her life forevermore.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781784752552
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

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. She is the bestselling author of twenty-seven novels.

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Praise for The Cockney Sparrow

“An enthralling and gritty saga”

Frost Magazine

“Charming”

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