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New edition of The Story of Lilly Dawson by Catherine Crowe

We’re very pleased to announce a new critical edition of Catherine Crowe’s ‘The Story of Lilly Dawson’, edited by Ruth Heholt.

Shipwrecked as a young girl, middle-class Lilly Dawson is kidnapped by smugglers and forced to work as their servant. Terrified by the prospect of a forced marriage, this Victorian Cinderella flees captivity and has to navigate an outside world she finds both oppressive and dangerous. ‘The Story of Lilly Dawson’ is a romping tale of pirates, outlaws, murder, mistaken identity, lust and betrayal.

This edition includes a critical introduction, explanatory footnotes,  selection of contemporary reviews, and extracts from Crowe’s other work.

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New edition of A City Girl by John Law (Margaret Harkness)

We’re delighted to announce a new critical edition of A City Girl by John Law (pseudonym of Margaret Harkness), edited by Deborah Mutch, and with additional material by Terry Elkiss.

In her first novel, Harkness presents a vivid and troubling depiction of working-class life in late-Victorian London. Based on her own experience of the slums, she exposes the appalling conditions experienced by women in the casual labour force and their desperate struggle for economic security.

This edition includes a critical introduction, explanatory footnotes, Margaret Harkness biography, and additional contextual material.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.victoriansecrets.co.uk/catalogue/a-city-girl/

New book: Selected Stories of Morley Roberts

We’re very pleased to announce the publication of Selected Stories of Morley Roberts, edited by Markus Neacey.

You might know Roberts as the first biographer and friend of George Gissing, but he was also an accomplished writer of fiction. In a career spanning over 50 years, Roberts wrote hundreds of short stories and was one of the most successful operators in the Victorian-Edwardian literary marketplace.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.victoriansecrets.co.uk/catalogue/selected-stories-of-morley-roberts/



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