The Cockney Sparrow Hardcover – 7 Jun 2007
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The enthralling new saga set in turn-of-the-century London by the author of Mermaids Singing
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Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, young Clemency Skinner is forced to work as a pickpocket in order to support her crippled brother, Jack. Their feckless mother, Edith, has fallen into the clutches of unscrupulous pimp, Todd Hardiman, whose evil presence threatens their daily existence.
Befriended by Ned Hawkes and his kindly mother, Nell, Clemency struggles to escape from life in the slums of Stew Lane. She finds work with a troupe of buskers run by larger than life, Augustus Throop, and is spotted by the manager of the Strand Theatre. Clemency looks set for operatic stardom, but a chance meeting with the mysterious Jared Stone brings danger and intrigue and threatens to change her life forever...See all Product Description
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The main character in this book, Clemency, has an eventful life from the outset, She lives with her mother who is a prostitute and a drunk, and her brother, Jack, who is crippled from a childhood illness.
It is down to Clemency to make a life for herself and her family, and to try and protect them from various villians along the way. As well as trying to persue a career as a singer. She meets some colourful characters along the way, which really make this book a pleasure to read.
This book is deep and meaningfull, and spell binding. You can't help but be drawn into the spirit of Clemency, and the trials that she faces seemingly on a day to day basis.
A definate must read!
It was so good I read all 500+ pages in 2 days!
Clemency has had a hard childhood with her mother who is a prostiture and a drunk, and looking after her crippled brother Jack. However she dreams of a better life and finds work at a theatre which is a million miles away from the life she is used to. Life looks like it is all set until a mysterious, good looking man threatens to change it all...
With colourful characters from her operatic world, you cannot help but route for Clemency hoping that she will make a success of her life. A thrilling read from start to finish, with cliff hangers which make it hard to put down! Love, laughter, tears and tribulation - The Cockney Sparrow has it all!
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As usual a brilliant book written by a brilliant author, have just read 14 of her books, and can't wait to start anotherPublished 2 months ago by Rosie