Publication: Sphere, 2017, London
First edition. Signed by the author. As new, unread copy in fine dust jacket. The first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries, based on a true story, set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters. It's 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London and most of all her dangerous uncle. Her salvation is a position within the Mitford household in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nursemaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy, a bright young woman in love with stories. But then a nurse, Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake, is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find themselves entangled in the crimes of a murderer who will do anything to hide their secret.
Inventory Number: 43368