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The Foundling by Stacey Halls
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it was amazing

I have a confession - I still haven't read The Familiars by Stacey Halls (it is on my Kindle ready to go).

However after seeing great reviews and reading the opening chapters of The Foundling, I decided to use my Readers First points to 'buy' a copy of this book. The hardback book is beautiful to look at - a stunning cover design.

The story is based on the true Foundling Hospital in London, set up to help children who had parents unable to care for them. From the opening chapter, when a young woman asks to give up her baby born just hours earlier, we are transported back in time to 1747 to watch the baby lottery.

The descriptions of Georgian London are of two different worlds - the rich and the very poor. The story is told from the view of both main characters and we are slowly drip fed information to help explain what happened after the visit to the Foundling Hospital.

I'm happy to recommend the book - one of the best historical fiction books I've read. Thank you to Readers First and Manilla Press for my copy.

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Reading Progress

January 26, 2020 – Started Reading
January 26, 2020 – Shelved
January 30, 2020 –
page 56
January 31, 2020 –
page 174
February 1, 2020 – Finished Reading

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