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Miss Mary's Daughter
09 Aug 2018 * PAPERBACK * £7.99 * 9781784976187

A gritty and heartrending drama set in 19th-century Cornwall. Orphan Sophie and her friend Hannah are welcomed into the Penvarrow family but tensions rise and family secrets are revealed.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 416 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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The Married Girls
The New Neighbours
The Throwaway Children
Children of the Siege
The Runaway Family
The French Wife
The Girl With No Name
The Stolen Baby
The Lost Soldier
The Girl Who Dared to Dream
The Sisters of St Croix
Also by Diney Costeloe
Miss Mary's Daughterby Diney Costeloe

A new emotional and gritty drama from the bestselling author of The Throwaway Children.

After her mother's death, twenty-year-old Sophie Ross is left orphaned, with only her erstwhile nursemaid and faithful friend, Hannah for company. Penniless and little chance of an income, she looks for work as a governess in London to avoid destitution.

But unbeknown to Sophie, her mother instructed Hannah to post a letter to Trescadinnick House in Cornwall upon her death. The letter will be the catalyst that changes Sophie's life forever as she learns of her mother's doomed romance and family she left behind in Cornwall.

The Penvarrow family welcomes Sophie into their fold, but the new life she's built is threatened by secrets and lies that soon come to light...

What readers are saying about Miss Mary's Daughter:

'Diney Costeloe's books are always first on my list, she writes such wonderful stories'

'I loved everything about this novel. It's an intriguing plot with a well-rounded group of characters and a beautifully written setting'.

Diney Costeloe is the author of twenty-three novels, several short stories, and many articles and poems. She has three children and seven grandchildren, so when she isn't writing, she's busy with family. She and her husband divide their time between Somerset and West Cork. Find Diney online at dineycosteloe.co.uk, or on Twitter @Dineycost

#1 bestselling author: UK, USA, Canada, Australia.

Excellent speaker at library and reading groups.

MARKET: Susan Lewis; Dilly Court.


PRAISE FOR DINEY COSTELOE:
'A treat from the very first page. I could not put it down!' Historical Novel Society on The Sister of St Croix.
'This book bears powerful witness to a grave injustice' Martin Bell on The Lost Soldier.
'A powerful and moving account of the brutality of war itself'
Tony Benn on The Lost Soldier

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