The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Elsie is sent away from London to avoid gossip and scandal when her wealthy husband dies just months after their marriage. Grieving and pregnant, she goes to her husbands crumbling family estate, the place where he mysteriously died, and where she must live with only the few servants and his dull cousin for company. But …

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48 Doughty Street, the house where Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist.

I grew up on the books of Charles Dickens. I cried when Dora Spenlow died, and was shocked by Miss Havisham in her crumbling wedding dress and her ward Estella. Dickens created such memorable characters and his plots have always kept me on the edge of my seat or glued to the fireside. I guess …

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