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A Workhouse Christmas

(2020)
(The first book in the Workhouse to War series)
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Discover the Workhouse to War trilogy by Kay Brellend: a new saga series set in the Whitechapel Union workhouse in East London, between 1904 and 1916. Coming soon from Piatkus . . .

Christmas Eve, 1909. When eleven-year-old Lily Larkin is left to fend for herself in an East London workhouse after her dying mother is taken to an infirmary, her future looks bleak. Once she is separated from her twin brother, Davy, her childhood hopes seem to shatter. But Lily's fierce spirit - along with her beloved new friends - help her to endure the miserable drudgery of life at South Grove Workhouse and its cruel supervisor, Miss Fox.

When a handsome, smartly-dressed gentleman shows up at the workhouse, claiming to be her cousin and with an offer of employment, Lily seizes her chance to escape. But her new job is far from perfect, and her reunion with her brother isn't what she thought it would be. Still, she relishes her freedom from the workhouse, and, finding herself on the cusp of womanhood, is determined to embrace her new life - until a shocking secret from her past is uncovered. As everything she'd ever believed about herself is thrown into confusion, will Lily ever be able to rise above her past?

Praise for Kay Brellend

'Vividly rendered' Historical Novel Society

'A fantastic cast of characters' Goodreads

'Thoroughly absorbing' Goodreads

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas (Workhouse to War)
Author(s): Kay Brellend
ISBN: 0-349-42513-2 / 978-0-349-42513-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas (Workhouse to War)
Author(s): Kay Brellend
ISBN: 0-349-42512-4 / 978-0-349-42512-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
ISBN: 1-78889-442-1 / 978-1-78889-442-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   


September 2020 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
ISBN: 1-78889-443-X / 978-1-78889-443-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas
Author(s): Kay Brellend
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Workhouse Christmas (Workhouse to War)
Author(s): Kay Brellend
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU