A Memory of Violets
- Narrated by: Nicola Barber
- Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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From the Irish Times best-selling author comes a historical novel about an orphaned Victorian flower seller, a lost sister and a hidden diary.
1876. Among the depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence.
1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District to become assistant housemother at one of London’s homes for orphaned and crippled flower girls. It is a chance to leave her own troubled past behind.
Hidden between the pages of a lost notebook, Tilly finds dried flowers and a heart-breaking tale of loss and separation, as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie—but the twists of the quest lead her into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.
"A beautifully imagined novel rich in historic detail and with authentic, engaging characters—I loved this book." (Kate Kerrigan)
"Hazel Gaynor's tale of divided sisters conjures a bygone era with a poignancy so exquisite one can almost smell the violets." (Kate Beaufoy)