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A Loving Family by Dilly Court

A Loving Family

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Stella is the eldest daughter of Jacinta, a woman sent home from Albania where her nursing mother was dying of cholera. Stella becomes a very good cook and easily gets work passing from one wealthy household to another. Somewhere along the way she loses touch with her family who are thrown into a workhouse. When the opportunity of marriage arises she needs to trace her mother and siblings and she sets out to find them, so this lovely tale bounces from one point of drama to the next. It is very good.

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A Loving Family by Dilly Court

She longed to be reunited with her family. The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Workhouse Girl. Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth. Leaving her mother and younger brother and sister behind, Stella goes to a big country house outside London. When she returns home one Sunday, she discovers they have disappeared. Thrown out of their lodgings, no one knows where they have gone. Seven years later it looks likely Stella will soon become Cook. But circumstances compel her to flee with no references and only a few personal possessions to her name. She has never forgotten her loving family and is determined to find out what happened to them - once and for all.


Perfect for Downton Abbey fans ... heart-tugging. * Peterborough Telegraph *

About the Author

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 author of seventeen novels and also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.

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Publication date

13th March 2014


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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


480 pages


Family Drama
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Historical romance



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