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Books by Dilly Court

A Reader’s Guide to Dilly Court


Dilly Court is a London-born author who also publishes under the pseudonym of Lily Baxter. Court began her career in commercial script writing, before embarking on the writing journey which would land her a position on the top of bestselling lists across almost three decades. Her first novel, Mermaids Singing, published in 2005, reached the Sunday Times bestseller list, and propelled Court into the world of 20th century saga fiction.

Dilly Court is best known for her dramatic family sagas of domestic-romance fiction, but has also written several standalone novels in the same genre. Her novels all span the same subgenre, characterised by family affairs, love and secrecy, with undercurrents of social commentary on class divide. Dilly Court is particularly adept at creating unique, strong female protagonists. Her writing is highly accessible, making her novels perfect as holiday reads.
Fortune's Daughter By Dilly Court
Fortune's Daughterby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
Ragged Rose By Dilly Court
Ragged Roseby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Reluctant Heiress By Dilly Court
The Reluctant Heiressby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Country Bride By Dilly Court
The Country Brideby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Christmas Wedding By Dilly Court
The Christmas Weddingby Dilly Court
Very Good
£2.99
Nettie's Secret By Dilly Court
Nettie's Secretby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Village Scandal By Dilly Court
A Village Scandalby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Orphan's Dream By Dilly Court
The Orphan's Dreamby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Secret By Dilly Court
A Mother's Secretby Dilly Court
Like New
£3.19
Cinderella Sister By Dilly Court
Cinderella Sisterby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
The Cockney Angel By Dilly Court
The Cockney Angelby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Summer Maiden By Dilly Court
The Summer Maidenby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
Rag-and-Bone Christmas By Dilly Court
Rag-and-Bone Christmasby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Courage By Dilly Court
A Mother's Courageby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Wish By Dilly Court
A Mother's Wishby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Ragged Heiress By Dilly Court
The Ragged Heiressby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
Mermaids Singing By Dilly Court
Mermaids Singingby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Swan Maid By Dilly Court
The Swan Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Button Box By Dilly Court
The Button Boxby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Christmas Rose By Dilly Court
The Christmas Roseby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Best of Sisters By Dilly Court
The Best of Sistersby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
Tilly True By Dilly Court
Tilly Trueby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Workhouse Girl By Dilly Court
The Workhouse Girlby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Dollmaker's Daughters By Dilly Court
The Dollmaker's Daughtersby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Place Called Home By Dilly Court
A Place Called Homeby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Promise By Dilly Court
A Mother's Promiseby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The River Maid By Dilly Court
The River Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Lady's Maid By Dilly Court
The Lady's Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Wish By Dilly Court
A Mother's Wishby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
The Mistletoe Seller By Dilly Court
The Mistletoe Sellerby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Workhouse Girl By Dilly Court
The Workhouse Girlby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
The Cockney Sparrow By Dilly Court
The Cockney Sparrowby Dilly Court
Very Good
£5.19
The Beggar Maid By Dilly Court
The Beggar Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Constant Heart By Dilly Court
The Constant Heartby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Loving Family By Dilly Court
A Loving Familyby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
A Mother's Trust By Dilly Court
A Mother's Trustby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Christmas Card By Dilly Court
The Christmas Cardby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
Fortune's Daughter By Dilly Court
Fortune's Daughterby Dilly Court
Very Good
£15.49
The Best of Daughters By Dilly Court
The Best of Daughtersby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
Rag-and-Bone Christmas By Dilly Court
Rag-and-Bone Christmasby Dilly Court
Very Good
£12.79
A Mother's Wish By Dilly Court
A Mother's Wishby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
The Cockney Angel By Dilly Court
The Cockney Angelby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Constant Heart By Dilly Court
The Constant Heartby Dilly Court
Very Good
£3.19
The Cockney Angel By Dilly Court
The Cockney Angelby Dilly Court
Good
£3.19
The Summer Maiden By Dilly Court
The Summer Maidenby Dilly Court
Very Good
£4.79
Cinderella Sister By Dilly Court
Cinderella Sisterby Dilly Court
Like New
£5.19
The River Maid By Dilly Court
The River Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£6.19
The Lady s Maid By Dilly Court
The Lady s Maidby Dilly Court
Very Good
£5.19

More on Dilly Court

As a keen researcher, Court interlaces accurate details from life in the 20th century to colour the worlds in which her plots evolve. This detail induces a kind of nostalgia that makes the reader feel they have lived through the time in the books. Dilly Court has gained further popularity as the genre has made strides on screen with such shows as Downton Abbey and more recently, Bridgerton.


‘It’s always hard at first, love.’ Mabel reached out to give Judy’s back a gentle pat.
― Dilly Court, The Country Bride


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