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by Mary Hooper
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0747599211, Paperback)Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry's work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet's very life is in danger ...A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens.
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With both parents dead, Velvet is an orphan who has to rely upon her wits to make a living. Then she is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and that her life is in danger.
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