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Fallen Grace

(2010)
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Grace Parkes has just had to do a terrible thing. Having given birth to an illegitimate child, she has travelled to the famed Brookwood Cemetery to place her small infant's body in a rich lady's coffin. Following the advice of a kindly midwife, this is the only way that Grace can think of to give something at least to the little baby that died at birth, and to avoid the ignominy of a pauper's grave. Distraught and weeping, Grace meets two people at the cemetery: Mrs Unwin and James Solent. These two characters will have a profound affect upon Grace's life. But Grace doesn't know that yet. For now, she has to suppress her grief and get on with the business of living: scraping together enough pennies selling watercress for rent and food; looking after her older sister, who is incapable of caring for herself; thwarting the manipulative and conscience-free Unwin family who are as capable of running a lucrative funeral business as they are of defrauding a young woman of her fortune. This is a stunning evocation of life in Victorian London, with vivid and accurate depictions of the deprivation that the truly poor suffered, to the unthinking luxuries enjoyed by the rich, all bound up with a pacy and thrilling plot as Grace races to unravel the fraud that is about to be perpetrated against her and her sister.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
ISBN: 1-59990-564-7 / 978-1-59990-564-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
ISBN: 0-7475-9913-0 / 978-0-7475-9913-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
ISBN: 0-7475-9912-2 / 978-0-7475-9912-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
ISBN: 1-5318-7241-7 / 978-1-5318-7241-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fallen Grace
Author(s): Mary Hooper
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK