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Miss Marley Vanessa Lafaye

Miss Marley By Vanessa Lafaye

Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye


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Summary

`Exquisite' Veronica Henry Before A Christmas Carol there was... Miss Marley A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill

Miss Marley Summary

Miss Marley: A Christmas ghost story - a prequel to A Christmas Carol by Vanessa Lafaye

`Exquisite' Veronica Henry Before A Christmas Carol there was... Miss Marley A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill

Orphans Clara and Jacob Marley live by their wits, scavenging for scraps in the poorest alleyways of London, in the shadow of the workhouse. Every night, Jake promises his little sister `tomorrow will be better' and when the chance to escape poverty comes their way, he seizes it despite the terrible price.

And so Jacob Marley is set on a path that leads to his infamous partnership with Ebenezer Scrooge. As Jacob builds a fortress of wealth to keep the world out, only Clara can warn him of the hideous fate that awaits him if he refuses to let love and kindness into his heart...

In Miss Marley, Vanessa Lafaye weaves a spellbinding Dickensian tale of ghosts, goodwill and hope - a perfect prequel to A Christmas Carol.

Praise for Miss Marley:

`A spellbinding Dickensian tale of ghosts, goodwill and hope' Mail on Sunday

`Redemptive... a fitting legacy for a writer who is so sadly missed' Red

`evocative' Heat

`delightful' Sunday Mirror

`a reminder of the power of kindness and love' Stylist

A `gem of a tale' Sunday Express

`A beautifully written Dickensian tale' Candis

`Captivating ... A beautiful and tender fable' Daily Express

`Fantastic' Good Housekeeping

`ghosts, goodwill and hope on every page' My Weekly

`Lafaye masterfully brings the setting of 19th-Century London to life' Woman

`Love, disappointment, kindness and greed all play their parts in this delightful companion piece to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol' Woman & Home

`A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill that captures the atmosphere of Dickens' Yours

`Exquisite' Veronica Henry

`A beautiful, warm, rich hug of a story and bittersweet reminder to embrace life and enrich others as you go' Liz Fenwick

Miss Marley Reviews

Praise for Miss Marley:

`A spellbinding Dickensian tale of ghosts, goodwill and hope' Mail on Sunday

`Redemptive... a fitting legacy for a writer who is so sadly missed' Red

`evocative' Heat

`delightful' Sunday Mirror

`a reminder of the power of kindness and love' Stylist

A `gem of a tale' Sunday Express

`A beautifully written Dickensian tale' Candis

`Captivating ... A beautiful and tender fable' Daily Express

`Fantastic' Good Housekeeping

`ghosts, goodwill and hope on every page' My Weekly

`Lafaye masterfully brings the setting of 19th-Century London to life' Woman

`Love, disappointment, kindness and greed all play their parts in this delightful companion piece to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol' Woman & Home

`A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill that captures the atmosphere of Dickens' Yours

`Exquisite' Veronica Henry

`A beautiful, warm, rich hug of a story and bittersweet reminder to embrace life and enrich others as you go' Liz Fenwick

`A charming, finely detailed and beautifully written jaunt through Dickens' London - a tale of heartbreak, love, kindness, and avarice. With Lafaye at her finest it's seamlessly finished by Mascull; this book is a total, total joy' Fionnuala Kearney

`A moving companion piece to the classic A Christmas Carol, with all the traditional echoes of the Dickensian festive season woven through, and with tragedy and joy in equal measure. A delight' Essie Fox

`Miss Marley has a fable-like quality that beautifully echoes the original with a directness that is both poignant and powerful' Rachel Malik

`An absolute gem of a story... vivid and emotional on so many levels. It deserves to be in everyone's Christmas stocking' Juliet West

About Vanessa Lafaye

Vanessa Lafaye was born in Florida and studied in North Carolina. She moved to the UK in 1999 (having been deported once). She is the author of two previous novels, her first book Summertime, was chosen for Richard and Judy in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Historical Writers Award. Vanessa passed away in February 2018.

Additional information

GOR009394918
9780008306113
0008306117
Miss Marley: A Christmas ghost story - a prequel to A Christmas Carol by Vanessa Lafaye
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2018-11-01
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Miss Marley