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The Lost Orphan: A Novel

The Lost Orphan: A Novel

by Stacey Halls


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“The new Hilary Mantel”—Cosmopolitan

A mother’s love knows no bounds...

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her newborn Clara at London’s Foundling Hospital, young Bess Bright returns to reclaim the illegitimate daughter she has never known. Dreading the worst—that Clara has died in care—the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken stolen her little girl—and why.

Less than a mile from Bess’ lodgings, in a quiet townhouse, a wealthy widow barely ventures outside. When her close friend—an ambitious doctor at the Foundling Hospital—persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her young daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her—and will soon tear her carefully constructed world apart.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Lost Orphan explores families and secrets, class and power, and how the pull of motherhood cuts across them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778309321
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 04/07/2020
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 940,196
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Stacey Halls was born in 1989 and grew up in Lancashire, England. She studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and has worked as a journalist since the age of 21, writing for publications including The Independent, Fabulous magazine, Stylist and Psychologies. She lives in London with her husband. The Familiars is her first novel.