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The Cockney Sparrow The Compelling New Saga Set In Turn Of The Century London By The Author Of Mermaids Singing, About A Young Girl Gifted With A Beautiful Soprano Voice Who Is Forced To Work As A Pickpocket In Order To Support Her Crippled Brother


About the Author: Dilly Court

Dilly Court grew up in North east London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials She is married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband She is the author of eighteen novels and also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.



10 thoughts on “The Cockney Sparrow

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Storytelling at it s best.


  2. says:

    Another book from dilly court,love the storyline.great read.


  3. says:

    Great characters and kept my interest with surprising turns and sub plots.


  4. says:

    Enjoyed reading this book Loved the characters and the writing was good Although I thought the last few chapters were rushed, which is why I didn t give it a five star rating.


  5. says:

    Opening in 1888 in the destitution and squalor of Cheapside The Cockney Sparrow is the compelling story of Clemency Skinner a gifted young woman with a beautiful soprano voice who provides for her mother a drunk prostitute and a crippled brother as a pick pocket.Threatened by her mother s abusive pimp, Clemency takes action moving her family to a rooming house on Flower and Dean Street in Spitalfields, Jack the Ripper territory where she joins a roving ba


  6. says:

    Set in January 1889, just a few months after the killing spree of Jack the Ripper This book tells of the struggles faced by Clemency Skinner, as she attempts to save her family from poverty and the control of her mothers pimp Tom Hardiman a character much like Dickinson s Fagin When we meet Clemency she has taken to pick pocketing rich theatre goers in order to put food on the table for her mother and crippled brother Jack.It tells of the opportunity and tragedy


  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book and might have given it 4 stars but it started to annoy me at around Chapter 20 When such a terrible situation occurred I felt it wasn t taken seriously enough A predictable happy ending


  8. says:

    A slow read with nothing much happening until the last couple of chapters when theres finally some exciting faster paced reading.took me ages to get through this book as it was quite boring at times.


  9. says:

    Another great read from Dilly court I m slowly reading through all her books and enjoy every one of them Although they are mostly written in the same vein they are all different and enjoyable Historical fiction is my favourite genre and these suit me to a T


  10. says:

    It started out pretty good, quite like a Catherine Cookson novel but about half way through it just got silly and predictable and basically turned into a Harlequin Romance Not really my kind of story.


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