Fallen Grace /

In Victorian London, impoverished fifteen-year-old orphan Grace takes care of her older but mentally unfit sister Lily, and after enduring many harsh and painful experiences, the two become the victims of a fraud perpetrated by the wealthy owners of several funeral businesses.

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Main Author: Hooper, Mary, 1948-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.
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Main Author:Hooper, Mary, 1948-
Summary:In Victorian London, impoverished fifteen-year-old orphan Grace takes care of her older but mentally unfit sister Lily, and after enduring many harsh and painful experiences, the two become the victims of a fraud perpetrated by the wealthy owners of several funeral businesses.

Life has been nothing but unfair to Grace Parkes and her sister. Penniless, the two orphans manage to stay alive-but only barely, like so many on the streets of Victorian London. And Grace must bear a greater heartbreak, having become pregnant from terrible circumstances and then given birth to a stillborn baby. But the infant's death sets Grace on a new path, bringing her into contact with people who hold both riches and power. A great fraud has been perpetrated on young Grace and her sister, and they are the secret recipients of a most unusual legacy-if only they can find the means to claim it. Mary Hooper's latest offers Dickensian social commentary, as well as malicious fraud, mysterious secrets, and a riveting read.

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Physical Description:309 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 309).
ISBN:9781599905648
1599905647
Author Notes:

MARY HOOPER is a popular writer for children and young adults, best known for her finely woven historical novels, including Newes from the Dead , The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose , Petals in the Ashes , and At the Sign of the Sugared Plum . She lives in England.
www.maryhooper.co.uk


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