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The Swan Maid by Dilly Court
  

The Swan Maid

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The brand new compelling novel from the Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court.

If you like Dilly Court you might also like to read books by Lily Baxter, Val Wood and Meg Hutchinson.

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The Swan Maid by Dilly Court

The brand new compelling novel from the Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court. Lottie Lane is all alone in the world. As a chambermaid at one of London's busiest inns, condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life. Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan. Lottie nurses him back from the dead and suddenly everything changes. She finds herself following the drum of the soldiers, all the way from the docks of Chatham to the darkness and despair of a far flung battlefield. When tragedy strikes, Lottie is alone once more and thrown back into the jaws of London's streets. With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Lottie is in dire need of a miracle ...

Reviews

Praise for Dilly Court: 'A fast-paced, riveting read
Sunday Express

'A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end'
The People

's Friend 'As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end'
Choice

'A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!'
My Weekly

'Spellbinding ... you just keep turning the pages'
Daily Mail

'Atmospheric, vivid and compelling'
My Weekly

'An excellent, well-researched read'
People

's Friend '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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Book Info

Publication date

16th June 2016

Author

Dilly Court

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Author's Website

www.dillycourt.com
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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
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Sagas
Historical fiction

ISBN

9780008137441

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