The Disgrace of Kitty Grey (Paperback)
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The Disgrace of Kitty Grey (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 09/05/2013
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Kitty is living a happy, carefree life as a dairymaid in the countryside. The grand family she is employed by looks after her well, and she loves her trade, caring for the gentle cows and working in the cool, calm dairy. And then, of course, there is Will, the river man who she thinks is very fond of her, and indeed she is of him. Surely he will ask her to marry him soon? Then one day disaster strikes: Will disappears. Kitty is first worried and then furious. She fears that Will has only been leading her on all this time, and has now gone to London to make his fortune, forgetting about her completely. So when Kitty is asked to go to London to pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice, the latest novel by the very fashionable Jane Austen, Kitty leaps at the chance to track down Will. But Kitty has no idea how vast London is, and how careful she must be. It is barely a moment before eagle-eyed pickpockets have spotted the country-born-and-bred Kitty and relieved her of her money and belongings. Dauntingly fast, she has lost her only means of returning home and must face the terrifying prospect of stealing in order to survive - and of being named a thief . . .

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408827611
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Another sumptuous, satisfying read from Mary Hooper * Lucy Mangan *
Deliciously funny, thoughtful and atmospheric -- Amanda Criag * The Times *
More wonderfully atmospheric historical romance from Hooper, set in the time of Jane Austin * The Bookseller *
I loved the gripping story of dairymaid Kitty Grey who travels to London on a quest. Beautifully researched, it evokes below stairs Jane Austen in Dickens' London! * Caroline Lawrence *
Superb . . . Hooper is a wise and charming writer -- Philip Womack * Literary Review *
Hooper's storylines pack a 21st-century punch . . . Historical fiction worthy of the genre -- Amanda Foreman * New York Times *
Praise for Velvet: Powerfully plotted . . . almost a teen version of Sarah Waters' Affinity with a bit of Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather thrown in * Independent on Sunday *
Praise for Fallen Grace: By any standards, an exceptional novel . . . the gift for taking historical situations and making them emotionally engaging is far too rare . . . after six historical novels, this one is Hooper's breakthrough and its characterisation, plotting and atmosphere are first-rate and deserve prizes . . . Not since Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke has there been such a gorgeous evocation of Victorian life - or so satisfying a conclusion -- Amanda Craig * The Times *
This wonderfully atmospheric story, set in Victorian London, will draw in teenage girls with its blend of sadness, hardship and redemption . . . A sensitive and tautly-plotted novel, intelligently told * Daily Mail *

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“Outstanding”

Life is hard work but safe for Kitty in the country. A dairy maid on a big estate, she has a secure job, friends and even a sweetheart. What should be an exciting opportunity (a trip to London to purchase a copy of... More

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“A brave and determined girl”

When Kitty is asked by her employer to go to London and fetch her a copy of the latest novel by Jane Austen she jumps at the chance. Her young man, Will, has disappeared and Kitty believes he has gone to London to... More

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“Perfectly captured period drama”

Brilliantly written and capturing the period perfectly, this is a huge journey of self discovery.
Kitty Grey has only ever known the rolling countryside surrounding the stately home where she works as a dairymaid. So... More

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