Mermaids Singing

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In this gripping and ultimately uplifting saga set in turn-of-the-century London, young Kitty Cox moves up from the slums of the East End to become a ladies maid in Mayfair, only to find herself facing a life of hardship once more.
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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 and a large, yellow Labrador called Archie. She is the author of twelve novels. She also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.

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"This gripping debut saga set in turn-of-the-century London is one that fans of Meg Hutchinson and Josephine Cox won't be able to put down" * World Books *

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