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The river maid

The river maid

Court, Dilly, author

London, 1854: 20-year-old Essie Chapman lives with her father in poverty stricken Limehouse, working on the river as a boatman. Her life seems set before her, never to leave this part of London and forever at her father's beck and call. Then, one night, she must transport a mysterious man from a foreign ship to the banks of the Thames, a man who ends up renting a room in Essie's house, identifying himself only as 'Raven'. When curiosity gets the better of her, Essie follows him and unwittingly becomes involved in something far greater than she could ever have guessed. Finding herself on a ship bound for the penal colonies in Australia with Raven and his cousin Alice, this is only the start of a remarkable journey taking her to the other side of the world and back again

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. Historical fiction. Large type books. Historical.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Dilly Court
ISBN: 075054693X, 9780750546935
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
Physical Description: 444 pages (large print) ; 24 cm