On the publication of her 40th book, Rag-and-Bone Christmas, we're celebrating Dilly Court - the Sunday Times best-selling author of heart-warming historical sagas.
Dilly Court's most recent release, Rag-and-Bone Christmasis a festive treat that's out now, and one that our Reviews Editor Liz Robinson calls a "warm-hearted, page-turning, festive feast of a novel".
Paradise Row, London. December 1865.
As Sally Suggs struggles to continue the family rag-and-bone round, help comes from unexpected quarters. Sally is feisty, compassionate, and thoughtful, with two men quite obviously interested in her, she has a number of difficult decisions to make.
But this is a man's world and competition is fierce, and Sally's rival Finn Kelly always seems to be one step ahead. Her family's one valuable possession is their horse, Flower, yet with no one to protect them, London's underbelly of black-market traders circle closer.
Sally needs to find help in the most unexpected places if they are to survive...
With enough family drama and romance to please the most fervid romantic saga novel fan. This would also make a perfect gift as it starts and finishes at Christmas, with all the turmoil and excitement that the year between brings.
Author Dilly Court has been writing novels for 15 years, and this is her 40th novel. She skilfully creates a story that gathers interesting characters, intrigue, and historical atmosphere to its heart. Rag-and-Bone Christmas is a warm-hearted, page-turning, festive feast of a novel.
Dilly Court also writes as Lily Baxter, and has 6 books published under this name.
Dilly Court grew up in North East London and began her career in commercial television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown up children, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband and large, yellow Labrador.
Scroll through a list of all her books below and see which ones catch your eye.