In a Hampshire cottage on the eve of the twentieth century an unwanted child is born. Brought up in an institutional home, young Sarah Smith comes to the attention of one of the governors, Lady Isabel Kingsford, and becomes her maid servant. As we follow Sarah's story from rags to riches to romance, the author cleverly blends fact and fiction, bridging the emotional and historical divide between Edwardian and the modern world in a gripping and absorbing tale, one that explodes catastrophically in scandal and madness.
Used availability for Roland Curram's The Rose Secateurs
October 2007 : UK Paperback