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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.

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An enthralling and gritty saga

Frost Magazine

Charming

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  • Paperback

    9781784752552

    September 15, 2016

    Arrow

    544 pages

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    9781446472590

    March 31, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    544 pages

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