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The Resource A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers, Hazel Gaynor

A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers, Hazel Gaynor

Label
A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers
Title
A memory of violets
Title remainder
a novel of London's flower sellers
Statement of responsibility
Hazel Gaynor
Title variation
Memory of violets
Title variation remainder
a novel of Londons flower sellers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1912: Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the homes have cared for London's orphaned and crippled flower girls, getting them off the streets. For Tilly, the appointment is a fresh start, a chance to leave her troubled past behind. Soon after she arrives at the home, Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn, who sold flowers with her sister Rosie decades before. Flora's entries reveal a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation, one that sends Tilly on a mission to discover what happened to Rosie
Summary
"Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences. In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw's Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London's flower girls--orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive. Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie--a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie's pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart."--Publisher's website
Writing style
Character
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10401426
Cataloging source
Nz
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Gaynor, Hazel
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Flower vending
  • Orphans
  • Sisters
  • Orphanages
  • London (England)
  • England
Target audience
general
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a novel of London's flower sellers
Label
A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers, Hazel Gaynor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages, 31 pages
Isbn
9780062316899
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn897485877
Label
A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers, Hazel Gaynor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes P.S. Insights, Interviews & more
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
389 pages, 31 pages
Isbn
9780062316899
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn897485877

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