A Daughter's Ruin

by Kitty Neale

On Sale: 13/03/2020


About the Book

The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a gripping, heart-wrenching tale, perfect for fans of Dilly Court's A Village Scandal, Katie Flynn and Rosie Goodwin.

Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love.

Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones, the cook's grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her ashamed and pregnant, and she is soon shunned from the family home.

Heartbroken and threatened by scandal, Constance is forced to wed Albie and moves to Battersea, where she suffers unforgiving stares and cruel whispers from the neighbours. Trapped in a bitter and loveless marriage without a penny to her name, Constance has no choice but to stay and surrender. Will she ever find freedom – or happiness – again?

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008270940
  • ISBN 10: 0008270945
  • Imprint: Avon - GB
  • On Sale: 13/03/2020
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction


I was raised in South London, the streets my playground, and this working class area became the inspiration for my novels. My working life was varied, from shop assistant, secretary to The British Tourist Authority and Manager of a busy GP Group Practice. In the Eighties I moved to Surrey with my husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in my life when my son, aged 27died. After working for two years with other bereaved parents in a support group, I took up writing and my first novel, A Cuckoo in Candle Lane, was born. My husband and I now live in Spain.

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