Thursday 2 May 2024

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


The Foundling
By Stacey Halls

Publication Date: 3rd February 2020
Publisher: Manilla Press
Page Length: 402 Pages
Genre: Historical Mystery

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 never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why.

Less than a mile from Bess's lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters, class and power, and love against the greatest of odds . . .

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The Foundling

Stacey Halls

Stacey Halls was born in Lancashire and worked as a journalist before her debut The Familiars was published in 2019. The Familiars was the bestselling debut hardback novel of that year, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards’ Debut Book of the Year. The Foundling, her second novel, was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Mrs England is her third novel.

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  1. Such a pretty cover. I have added The Foundling to my ever growing to-read list!

    1. Happy Reading! I hope you enjoy The Foundling.

  2. I have read The Foundling, it is a very emotional read.

    1. It sounds like it is a very emotional read. I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  3. The Foundling is a brilliant book, mind I did get through a box of tissues! Brilliant writing. Well worth a read.


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