The Foundling

By Stacey Halls, Patrick Knowles (illustrator), Lucy Rose Cartwright (illustrator)

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The captivating Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Familiars

Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything . . .

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has…

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1 author picked The Foundling as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

With a tight cast of characters, I was intimately drawn into the distressing and mysterious predicament of young heroine, Bess Bright.

Set in Georgian London, Bess has been forced to give up her baby, but when she returns to the home to reclaim her, she discovers she has already been taken. Bleak and tense, this book however resolves into an uplifting tale where characters are treated with compassion and justice is achieved. A mother’s love has the power to transform the bitterest of beginnings. Historical fiction at its best. 

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