The Foundling (Hardback)
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The Foundling (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 06/02/2020
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Waterstones Says

From the pulsating story of seventeenth-century witchcraft that formed Halls’s electrifying debut The Familiars to a compelling and poignant tale of motherhood, deception and loss in eighteenth-century London. Suffused with the squalor and inequality of the Georgian metropolis, The Foundling centres on the battle for six year old Clara, left at the capital’s Foundling Hospital and spirited away by a woman claiming to be her mother.

London, 1754.

Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. 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. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why. Less than a mile from Bess' lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

From the bestselling author of The Familiars, and set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood.

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
ISBN: 9781838770068
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'If you loved The Familiars, then you won't be disappointed by The Foundling. A gripping and moving read.' - Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido 

'Pacy, highly atmospheric and tantalisingly gripping from the very first page. The strands of tense and devastating maternal conflict are acutely observed and beautifully sustained throughout the book. Stacey really has created warm and memorable characters, drawn with great sympathy and understanding, who deliver a taut and riveting read. With rich storytelling and a compelling narrative, The Foundling is subtle, satisfying and intensely moving; a fabulous example of great historical fiction.' - Laura Carlin, author of The Wicked Cometh

An Evening With Stacey Halls

An Evening With Stacey Halls

Harrogate
Thursday 26th March 18:00

Join Stacey Halls, author of The Familiars, as she discusses her new book: The Foundling. Stacey will be interviewed by Amanda Mason, author of The Wayward Girls. The interview will be followed by questions from the audience, and a book signing.

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Bromley Book Club Presents Stacey Halls

Bromley Book Club Presents Stacey Halls

Bromley
Wednesday 10th June 12:30 - 14:30

Stacey Halls author of The Familiars is going to talk about her second book, The Foundling based on Georgian times. Contact us to get your name added to the list! Bromley@waterstones.com 02084606037

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“A mother’s love knows no bounds”

I loved, “”The Familiars, so when I discovered a new book by Stacey Halls I was overjoyed. What can I say...it did not disappoint.
You will be swept away by this story. It is written with an engaging intensity. I knew... More

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“A first-rate page-turner...”

It was hard for Stacey Halls to follow the incredible success of her first novel “ Familiars” . I myself can definitely assure you the readers that “ Foundling “ is as good as the first one or even better.

Set in... More

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Dan at Cribbs Causeway Store

“'I did not want her to become a prisoner like me, in my cage....'”

Stacey Halls is back with yet another incredible story of a mother's love for her child and one which sees the beginning of our tale start as Bess Bright must give up her child, Clara to The Foundling Hospital... More

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