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A Memory of Violets

(2015)
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From the author of the USA Today best-seller The Girl Who Came Home comes an unforgettable historical novel that tells the story of two long-lost sisters - orphaned flower sellers - and a young woman who is transformed by their experiences.

"For little sister... I will never stop looking for you."

1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.

1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the homes have cared for London's orphaned and crippled flower girls, getting them off the streets. For Tilly, the appointment is a fresh start, a chance to leave her troubled past behind.

Soon after she arrives at the home, Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn. Hidden between the pages she finds dried flowers and a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie - but the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Hazel Gaynor is an exciting new voice in historical fiction." - Kate Kerrigan


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June 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
ISBN: 1-62899-589-0 / 978-1-62899-589-3 (USA edition)
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Title: A Memory Of Violets: A Novel Of London's Flower Sellers (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
ISBN: 1-62953-405-6 / 978-1-62953-405-3 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
ISBN: 0-06-231689-3 / 978-0-06-231689-9 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
ISBN: 1-4815-3292-8 / 978-1-4815-3292-1 (USA edition)
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
ISBN: 1-4815-3293-6 / 978-1-4815-3293-8 (USA edition)
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
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Title: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
Author(s): Hazel Gaynor
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