It is a stormy evening in 1920s London. When newly qualified almoner, Alice, stepped into the home of Charlotte, a terrified teenager who has just given birth out of wedlock, she did not expect to make a pact that would change her life forever. Thrown into secrecy after an unexpected turn, Alice is determined to keep bewildered Charlotte and her newborn baby safe. But when a threatening note appears, she realises that Charlotte may need more protection than she first thought. But from whom?
Based on extensive research into the archive material held at the London Metropolitan Archives and enriched with lively social history and excerpts from newspaper articles, Letters from Alice is a gripping and deeply moving tale which brings the colourful world of 1920s London to life. Full of grit, mystery and hope, it will have readers enthralled from the very first page.
REVIEWS for LETTERS FROM ALICE
'An enchanting mix of mystery, social history and family dynamics' - Victoria Goldman, Lovereading
'Brilliantly clever' - Christina McDonald, author of The Night Olivia Fell
'Mesmerising' - Caroline England, author of The Husband's Secret
'Vivid, moving and meticulously researched' - Kate McQuaile, author of What She Never Told Me