Lily Steps Up

A Lissadell Story

Judi Curtin

Nellie is overjoyed when Lily and Maeve manage to track down her sister, Johanna, and fix it so she comes to Lissadell. But when a valuable locket goes missing, Johanna is the chief suspect; should Lily take the blame, so that the sisters can stay together?
Date Published :
December 2020
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781788492096
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.9 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$18.99

Overview
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Lissadell House, Sligo, 1913

Lily and her friend Nellie are young housemaids in service in the Big House – they work for Lady Mary and Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth at Lissadell. As well as her housework and duties, Lily helps out in the local school of needlework – she hopes it might be a step on the way to her dream of being a teacher.

Though they work hard, there’s lots of fun to be had at Lissadell – like friendship, fun and madcap bicycle rides with Sir Josslyn’s niece Maeve, daughter of the famous Republican, Constance Markievicz.

Before Nellie came to Lissadell, she had a hard life in the workhouse, where she was separated from her family. So when Lily and Maeve manage to track down Nellie’s long lost sister, Johanna, and fix it so she comes to Lissadell as Lady Mary’s maid Nellie is overjoyed. But when a valuable locket goes missing, Johanna is the chief suspect; should Lily take the blame, so that the sisters can stay together?

Judi Curtin has crafted a strong representation of the historical time period, including an appearance by and mentions of Constance Markievicz, and also featuring subjects that Lily reads in the newspaper and letters she gets from her friend who’s gone to work in America. Lily Steps Up is a warm, engaging story of friendship set in the changing world of early 20th century Ireland.

About The Author
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Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the 'Eva' series. several other books. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me.

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