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

Author: Hazel Gaynor; Nicola Barber; Harper Audio (Firm); Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Harper Audio, [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths. 1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Historical Fiction.
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Gaynor; Nicola Barber; Harper Audio (Firm); Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN: 9781481532921 1481532928 9781481532938 1481532936 9780062401502 0062401505
OCLC Number: 897119307
Notes: Duration: 10:30:00.
Compact discs.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by Nicola Barber.
Description: 9 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Hazel Gaynor.

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1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths. 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. Hidden between the pages she finds dried flowers and a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. 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.

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