IN THE WATERCRESS GIRLS, spirited and beautiful Annie Flanagan’s reckless ambition takes her from the Hackney watercress beds to dancing at the Folies-Bergère in Paris. When she disappears, leaving her illegitimate son behind, her friend Hettie Bundy sets out to find her. Secrets are revealed that put both girls’ lives in danger. Can Hettie find Annie in time? What does the future hold for the watercress girls?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KAY SEELEY is a lover of books, history and London, together or separate. She has written two Victorian novels, The Water Gypsy and The Watercress Girls, which have been compared to books by Catherine Cookson and Barbara Bradford Taylor. Both books have been chosen as finalists for The Wishing Shelf Award. Kay writes about the poverty, prejudice and social injustice prevalent in Victorian England and the huge gap between the immensely wealthy and the grindingly poor, but not in such a way as to spoil a great story. She also writes short stories and has had over fifty published in The People’s Friend, Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break or The Weekly News. She has published twenty of these in The Cappuccino Collection. Kay’s stories have been short-listed in several major competitions.