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Download A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor PDF free. The “A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers” tells an interesting story of the poor girls and women in London who used to sell flowers on the street to make money.
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The “A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers” is an interesting perspective on the little known life of the orphaned flower sellers in London. Hazel Gaynor is the author of this novel. The author does a great job of unfolding this glimpse of history in an interesting and heartwarming story. “A Memory of Violets” is a hauntingly beautiful story of sisters separated through circumstance. The stories revolve around two parallel pair of the sister, one in each time period. In 1912, young Tilly Harper leaves her unhappy home in the north to take a position as a housemother in a London home for disabled flower girls–poor girls who, like Eliza Doolittle, made living selling nosegays and bouquets on London’s streets.
In her room, she finds a mysterious wooden box that contains, among other things, a shamrock-embroidered handkerchief, a rag doll, a collection of pressed flowers, and a journal written by former resident Flora Flynn. Reading the notebook, Tilly learns that Florrie, a crippled orphan, had never gotten over a traumatic event that happened decades earlier while selling flowers one day, someone pulled the crutch from under her, and before Florrie could get back on her feet, her little sister Rosie, who was only four and nearly blind, had been stolen away. Florrie’s sad notebook details her lifelong search for Rosie and the hole left in her heart by her sister’s disappearance. The writing sometimes falls into the prosaic, and there may be one or two coincidences too many in the plotline, but the story and characters are interesting enough.
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- Name: A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers
- Author: Hazel Gaynor
- ISBN: 9780062316899
- Language: English
- Genre: Love, Care
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 3 MB
- Pages: 432
- Price: Free
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