Anyone recognise this book?

(9 Posts)
hugoagogo Tue 21-May-13 15:31:35

Set in 19th century maybe early 20th.
Poor widow living in a grotty room with 2 dc; she scrapes a living working in a laundry or something.
Then she dies and oldest dd takes over her job.
They save money in a leather bag up the chimney.

Poledra Tue 21-May-13 15:36:44

Yes, but can't remember what it was called! Isn't the mother from a wealthy family and was cut off for marrying beneath her?

Poledra Tue 21-May-13 15:39:47

Oh oh was it The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton??

Missfrumpsalot Tue 21-May-13 15:41:24

Does she eventually go back to the house to try and rescue a brooch? Big house and cliffs in it somewhere too?

I think I've read it and it will come too me... eventually

hugoagogo Tue 21-May-13 15:41:27

Possibly-I can't remember how she ended up in such straightened circumstances.

Also something about holes in the walls + the children peeking out of them?

Thanks for trying. smile

Missfrumpsalot Tue 21-May-13 15:42:35

If its the one I'm thinking of I think Poledra has it.

smile

Ladyflip Tue 21-May-13 15:42:42

Is it the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton? She goes to live in Cornwall with her relatives?

Ladyflip Tue 21-May-13 15:43:05

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TeddyMercury Wed 22-May-13 20:37:04

Is it Slammerkin?

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