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The Resource Fallen Grace

Fallen Grace

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Fallen Grace
Title
Fallen Grace
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Summary
Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby who died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave.Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Emmeline Unwin and Mr James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family, who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune.A stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions, ranging from the deprivation that the truly poor suffered to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich: all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot, as Grace races to unravel the fraud about to be perpetrated against her and her sister. Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2011'The best new historical novel of the year' The TimesA thrilling tale set in the Victorian era, featuring Grace, who's held in thrall by her own dark secret that threatens to overwhelm her and her sister Mary Hooper is a very popular writer for children and young adults. Mary's brilliant historical novels, At the House of the Magician, By Royal Command, The Betrayal, At the Sign of the Sugared Plum, Petals in the Ashes and The Extraordinary Life and Times of Eliza Rose, have a huge fan base, as do her contemporary novels for teenagers. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in Henley-on-Thames
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Hooper, Mary
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dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
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Fallen Grace
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:474218d8-5a55-46f1-bd0d-ec514e95c176
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408815113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Fallen Grace
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:474218d8-5a55-46f1-bd0d-ec514e95c176
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781408815113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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