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National Reading Group Day - The Foundling by Stacey Halls

by Sophie Green

National Reading Group Day is the annual celebration of reading groups across the UK, taking place on Tuesday 14 September. This year, The Reading Agency have chosen The Foundling by Stacey Halls as their book of choice. Read the book by September 14 and join the National Reading Group Day conversation on Facebook.

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The Foundling, by Stacey Halls

Two women from different worlds. And a secret that will change everything . . .

London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst - that Clara has died in care - the last thing she expects to hear is that her daughter has already been reclaimed - by her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why.

Less than a mile from Bess' lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart.

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