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By Dilly Court

ISBN-10: 0099538822

ISBN-13: 9780099538820

ISBN-10: 1409023435

ISBN-13: 9781409023432

While seventeen-year-old Belinda Phillips falls in love with a good-looking Anglo-Indian officer, she is aware that he's a guy she will by no means desire to marry. while he's mentioned lacking, believed killed in motion, Belinda discovers that she is pregnant. dealing with shame and damage, she has no alternative except to just accept an prepared marriage with a middle-aged widower, realizing she needs to preserve the key of her kid's delivery for ever. Reluctantly she sends her loved daughter to a foster mom in Cripplegate, little realising she has entrusted Cassy's care to Biddy Henchard, a lady who runs a infamous child farm in a space choked with poverty and illness. regardless of her poor upbringing, Cassy survives the previous woman's merciless overlook. all of the whereas she goals of a mom she hasn't ever identified, hoping she's going to come and keep her from her dreadful destiny. but if Biddy dies unexpectedly, ten-year-old Cassy unearths herself destitute and with little wish of ever discovering the mum she so longs for...

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Your favourite,’ he said, grinning. ’ Cassy tried not to snatch but her mouth was already watering as she anticipated the sweet minty taste. She popped one in her mouth, closing her eyes in ecstasy. ‘Mmm,’ she breathed. ‘That’s so lovely. ’ Her shawl had slipped off her head and Bailey ruffled her hair. ’ Stuffing another sweet in her mouth, Cassy grinned as she offered him the bag. ‘Go on, take one. ’ She hesitated, eyes widening as she watched him take one. ’ Bailey tapped the side of his nose, winking.

I think she’s in service somewhere in London, and she comes once a year on me birthday to give Biddy the money for me keep. ’ Elias slammed his hand down on the coffin lid. ‘You earn your keep and more. ’ ‘She can’t help it,’ Cassy cried passionately. ’ ‘It would explain your looks,’ Elias said, squinting at her as if seeing her clearly for the first time. ‘It’s obvious you don’t come from round here, and with that black hair and them big dark eyes you’ll either end up on the stage or on the streets.

I knew you’d come for me on my birthday. ’ ‘Best take her indoors,’ the boot maker said as he negotiated the steps, swinging himself up on his wooden crutches. ‘But be careful of the old cow. She’ll have that fine cloak off you, missis. ’ Mahdu took Cassy by the hand. ‘Let’s go indoors, larla. ’ Cassy could hardly bear to take her eyes from the dark-skinned lady’s face. She wanted to drink in every detail of the fine eyes, almond-shaped and the deepest darkest brown so that they appeared black, and the silky hair shining like coal in the bright light with just a touch of silver at the temples.

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