`A triumph ... Starling created a witty and sympathetic heroine whose modern pluck enhances her charm' -- Francesca Segal, Observer
`A wonderfully vivid tale of intrigue, corruption and deceit ... Starling has left behind a heroine who is a testament to her talent and imagination' -- Alex Clark, Red Magazine
`Starling skillfully conjures up a dank, deviant London ... All the elements of the Victorian city metropolis are faithfully rendered... Her bustling, energetic book is a worthy addition to the ranks of historical fiction' -- Catherine Taylor, Guardian
About the Author
Belinda Starling lived in Wivenhoe, Essex with her husband and children and died in August 2006.