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The Foundling by Stacey Halls, Patrick Knowles, Lucy Rose Cartwright

The Foundling

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Familiars

Stacey Halls, Patrick Knowles, Lucy Rose Cartwright

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Imprint: Bonnier Zaffre
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Publication date: 4 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781838770068

Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed - by her.

4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
2 Feb 2020

"covers territory familiar from other novels but has its own energy."

Her second novel, The Foundling (Manilla £12.99), opens at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1747, where Bess Bright surrenders her baby to the authorities. Six years later, she returns to recover her child, only to be told that the girl was taken by someone claiming to be Bess a mere 24 hours after she was first delivered to the hospital. The young mother’s search for answers to this mystery provides the focus for Halls’s tour through 18th-century London, which covers territory familiar from other novels but has its own energy.

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