From the Back Cover
'At the Sign of the Sugared Plum' and 'Petals in the Ashes'
Eliza is ousted by her new stepmother from her family and finally makes her
way to London - only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a
mouthful of bread. At this point Eliza's life takes some remarkable twists
as she learns to survive the sordid prison life, is rescued by a woman she
has never met before pretending to be her aunt - but for what exactly? -
and befriends Nell Gwynn who introduces her to the courtly intrigue,
politics and glamour of the court of King Charles. And then Eliza finds out
about her true background....