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Tuppeny Times (Easter Trilogy)
In 19th-century London a spirited and independent lady's maid, Nan Smithen, has ambitions far beyond her station. Marriage to a wealthy businessman brings her position and a comfortable union - until her doting husband's death leaves her widowed with three young children and a bleak future.
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published July 17th 1997 by Century
(first published 1988)
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Feb 13, 2020 Gaele rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Nan Smithen went into service as a child, and determined to make more of her life than just that. Working from scullery maid up to a ladies maid, an attack led to fortuitous events, for her. Rescued from a mob by Mr. Easter, he’s captivated by her spirit and determination, and sets out a course that will change both their lives. For Mr. Easter is a kindly, if somewhat timid man, easily distracted and wholly hypochondriac. Nan’s influence to his life: bringing him joy in showing her new things, ...more