A Memory of Violets

A Memory of Violets

A Novel of London's Flower Sellers

Large Print - 2015
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"The story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781628995893
Branch Call Number: LT F GAY
Characteristics: 511 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Mar 25, 2018

Anyone interested in the Victorian era in England would find this interesting. It shows the level of poverty in London the way the recent PBS series about the slums of London did. The horrible living conditions and the way the rich blamed the poor for their own situation is heartbreaking and is something that happens today. It was uplifting to read about the people who helped the poor and disabled.

Jul 30, 2016

I love historical fiction and this book was wonderful with very likeable characters.
I enjoyed Hazel Gaynor's "The Girl Who Came Home" equally as much!

Nov 17, 2015

This book was a real page turner and a great story.It's worth reading.

Oct 31, 2015

great as was her 1st novel, 3rd coming spring 2016 .great story line read a few chapters til u get into it. worth it P

Sep 08, 2015

I rated this book an 8/10. The novel was very well written and I would recommend this book to anyone. You can not put it down.

Apr 27, 2015

One of the best novels I've read in a long time. A historical fiction based on the lives of 2 orphaned London flower sellers in the late 1800's. A fast moving story which is full of twists and turns and a story you will be sorry to see end. It gives you a good insight into the lives of these poor children of that era.

lbhbook07 Mar 12, 2015

Chapter 12

Feb 27, 2015

This is an interesting look at the hard life of poor and orphaned girls in London. Two sisters, Flora and Rosie, who are orphaned sell flowers to make enough money to survive. Flora uses a cane to walk and Rosie is almost blind. They are separated and for the rest of her life Flora looks for Rosie. She writes in a journal which is found years later by Tilly Harper. Both Flora and Tilly work for Mr. Shaw in one of his homes for Flower Girls. Tilly decides to find Rosie for Flora and give her the things she has found. Based on fact this is lovely story about love and family.


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