After the suspicious death of her mother, Ella Hathaway is sent to the workhouse. When young, wealthy Letitia sees her being ill-treated, she takes her in as a scullery maid. But as Ella grows up, she is determined to find the truth about her mother's death and appeals to Letitia for help. Neither could have imagined the dramatic consequences.
Sent to the workhouse as a child, all Ella Hathaway can remember is a voice whispering, 'Dearie, promise me you will never forget what you saw. Your Ma was killed deliberate . and someone oughter pay for it.' When young, wealthy spinster Letitia Fairchild witnesses Ella being ill-treated, she takes her in as a scullery maid. But as Ella grows up, she is determined to find the truth about her mother's tragic death and appeals to Letitia for help, revealing the contents of her only personal possession, a black silk purse. Intrigued, Letitia agrees to begin a quest to solve the mystery of Ella's past. But neither could have imagined the astonishing and dramatic consequences. From the miseries of life in a London workhouse, to the splendour of a beautiful mansion, will Ella find the love and security she longs for?
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"A superb saga to delight Catherine Cookson fans who'll take Edwardian workhouse child Ella Hathaway into their hearts as her story unfolds." The Peterborough Telegraph
About Margaret Kaine
Born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Margaret Kaine now lives in Eastbourne. The Black Silk Purse is her second romantic historical novel set in the Edwardian era, following publication of Dangerous Decisions. Her debut novel, Ring of Clay, won the RNA New Writer's Award and the Society of Authors' Sagittarius Prize and was followed by a further six best-selling sagas set in the Potteries.
The Black Silk Purse by Margaret Kaine
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