The Gilded Lily

The Gilded Lily

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Longing for a life beyond housemaid chores and her drunken father's abuse, Ella Appleby of mid-17th-century England and her sister flee to London and take up with a dashing gentleman with ties to the underworld, unaware that they are being pursued by her former employer's twin brother. Original. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects. Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters.

Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men's view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure.



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& Taylor

Longing for a life beyond housemaid chores, Ella Appleby and her sister flee to London and take up with a gentleman with ties to the underworld, unaware that they are being pursued by her former employer's twin brother.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2012
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed
ISBN: 9781250001900
Branch Call Number: FIC SWI
Characteristics: 471 p. ;,21 cm.

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