A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower SellersA Memory of Violets: A Novel of London’s Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A lovely story of familial love. Sisters, flower girls, are separated as children. Rosie is raised by a loving woman with a broken heart, having lost her own daughter to scarlet fever. Florie searches for Rosie, her little sister, for a lifetime – living in a home for orphaned girls, eventually becoming the guardian of other flower girls.

If you’ve ever wondered about the early life of girls like Eliza Doolittle, the heroine of Pygmalion, or My Fair Lady, this is one perspective. During the late 1800s, early 1900s, little girls sold flowers in the ghettos of London, just like Eliza Doolittle – it happened. The characters are fiction, the story based on this bit of Victorian history.

A Memory of Violets is written by Hazel Gaynor, narrated by Nicola Barber, just over ten hours of listening in unabridged audiobook format, released in February 2015 by HarperAudio,

No sex, nothing objectionable. Would make a nice gift for anyone of any age.


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