Poplar, London, 1920. Fourteen-year-old Victoria Keats is horrified when her father demands that she go to work for wealthy Mr Preston everyone knows why he takes young girls into his house. But her violent father, who s never let her forget she s not the son he wanted, won t listen to her concerns and when she stands up for herself, he throws her out of their dingy little house in the slums. Intelligent, book-loving Vicki vows to make her father regret this day; but she is all alone in the world. Despite her courage and quick wits, it seems likely she will starve until two men, both complete strangers, provide her with no-strings-attached help. As Vicki s life improves beyond all recognition, she can t help but fixate on the mystery of these two good Samaritans: who were they? And why did they help her?
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