The

Foundling

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood.

Coming february 2020
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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.

PraiSe for The Familiars

An intricate and sensitive portrayal of a brave, tenacious young girl carving her place in the world. A must-read novel.

- Heather Morris

Author of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

I read this in just over a day – I was completely hooked! An intriguing story about a fascinating period of history and brilliant female characters.

- Libby Page

Author of THE LIDO

A wonderful novel, enthralling, spellbinding, terrifying, full of twists and turns, written with heart and style.

- Kate Williams

Author of THE STORMS OF WAR

Historical fiction at its feminist best.

- RED Magazine