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Lady lightfingers [electronic resource] / Janet Woods.

By: Woods, Janet, 1939-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2011Description: 1 online resource (236 p.).ISBN: 9781780101309 (electronic bk.); 1780101309 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Poor women -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Pickpockets -- Fiction | Theft -- Fiction | Aunts -- England -- Dorset -- Fiction | London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lady lightfingers.DDC classification: 823.92 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold Summary: Raised in the slums in 1850s London, Celia Laws is a rarity, an educated young woman whose creative skills have attracted notice. But with family to care for, circumstances have driven her to pickpocketing. In Celia's harsh world, it's a small step from picking pockets to prostitution. When a young man offers her a fortune to spend a week with him, she takes the money and runs. But Celia's conscious can't allow her to forget the money she stole, and she is soon brought face-to-face with her past.
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Raised in the slums in 1850s London, Celia Laws is a rarity, an educated young woman whose creative skills have attracted notice. But with family to care for, circumstances have driven her to pickpocketing. In Celia's harsh world, it's a small step from picking pockets to prostitution. When a young man offers her a fortune to spend a week with him, she takes the money and runs. But Celia's conscious can't allow her to forget the money she stole, and she is soon brought face-to-face with her past.

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