The Gilded Lily

A Novel

Deborah Swift

St. Martin's Griffin

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A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption

 

England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects.  Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters.

Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men’s view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure. 

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Deborah Swift

DEBORAH SWIFT, a set and costume designer for the BBC, lives in Windermere, England. The Lady’s Slipper, shortlisted for The Impress Novelists Prize in 2007, was inspired by her own discovery of the rare orchid during a summer walk.

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The Gilded Lily
A Novel
Deborah Swift

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250001900
ISBN10: 1250001900
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250015259
ISBN10: 1250015251
480 pages
$7.99
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