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She soon becomes consumed by the house and it's previous inhabitants, especially a young chorus girl called Lily Painter, a rising star of the music hall whose sparkling performances were the talk of the town.
As Annie delves further into Lily’s past, she begins to unravel a dark episode from Edwardian London, that of two notorious baby farmers, who lured young unmarried mothers with the promise of a better life for their babies. Until Annie solves the mystery at the heart of the scandal, the ghost of Lily Painter will never be able to rest.
Based on true events from London’s rich history and spanning a century, from the journals of an Edwardian police inspector to a doomed wartime love affair, Caitlin Davies skilfully brings to life a fascinating snapshot of our sinister past.
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By Nancy on 02-24-12
So enjoyed it
What made the experience of listening to The Ghost of Lily Painter the most enjoyable?
First of all it's based on a true story, which I love. Next, it went from time period to time period with ease and clarity.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Anna, because of her growth and strength, dignity and humanity.
Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
The BABY FARMER'S
Any additional comments?
I think it's well worth the read
3 of 3 people found this review helpful