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Author Gaynor, Hazel, author.

Title A memory of violets [sound recording] : a novel of London's flower sellers / by Hazel Gaynor.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Harper Audio, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Audio Books, CDs    CD FIC GAYNOR,H    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Audio Books, CDs    CD FIC GAYNOR,H    Available
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical stereo rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Nicola Barber.
Summary 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.
Subject Flower vending -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Genre/Form Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Added Author Barber, Nicola, 1978- narrator.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
ISBN 9781481532921 (library ed.)
1481532928 (library ed.)
Music No. Zbhxr Blackstone Audio

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