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The Swan Maid

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What to expect

A gripping and heartwarming novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Dilly Court.

Lottie Lane is all alone in the world. As a chambermaid at one of London’s busiest inns, condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life.

Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan. Lottie nurses him back from the dead and suddenly everything changes. She finds herself following the drum of the soldiers, all the way from the docks of Chatham to the darkness and despair of a far flung battlefield.

When tragedy strikes, Lottie is alone once more and thrown back into the jaws of London’s streets. With the threat of destitution nipping at her heels, Lottie is in dire need of a miracle . . .

Critics Review

  • ‘Feisty female characters to fall in love with in a spirited, adventurous novel’ Sunday Express

    ‘Dilly Court’s latest novel is another page-turner that will keep you gripped to the end – 5 stars’ The People’s Friend

    More praise for Dilly Court:

    ‘A fast-paced, riveting read’ Sunday Express

    ‘A heart-warming, fast-paced story that will keep you gripped till the end’ The People’s Friend

    ‘As always Dilly keeps you absorbed right to the end’ Choice

    ‘A rollicking, fast-paced adventure with a hint of romance!’ My Weekly

    ‘Spellbinding . . . you just keep turning the pages’ Daily Mail

    ‘Atmospheric, vivid and compelling’ My Weekly

    ‘An excellent, well-researched read’ People’s Friend

    ‘Perfect for Downton Abbey fans … heart-tugging’ Peterborough Telegraph

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