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    DescriptionEast London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future.


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    Title
    The Tea Rose
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Donnelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 557
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312378028
    ISBN 10: 0312378025
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.5
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: ROM
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    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Libri: I-FR
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    BIC subject category V2: FRH
    Ingram Subject Code: FR
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
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    LC classification: PS3604.O563 T43 2007
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC027050
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    10 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jennifer Donnelly writes books for children and adults. She lives in Tivoli, New York, with her husband and daughter.
    Review quote
    "It's so much fun ...this is London in the 1880s, the London of Charles Dickens and Edward Rutherfurd, a teeming, messy place full of business, dirt and poverty. Once in New York, we trip from the tenements of the Lower East Side to elegant dining at Delmonico's, with hardly a paragraph to catch our breath...the atmosphere of both starring cities is created in satisfying detail. One can walk the streets and listen to the people chat in the company of Jennifer Donnelly, who has done her historical homework...she delivers."-Washington Post "Time seems to stand still when The Tea Rose comes to life."--The Anniston Star "When you start reading Jennifer Donnelly's The Tea Rose give yourself plenty of time because this is a most seductive novel. You will travel from the rough, often savage, back streets of London to the glossy sophistication of New York's Fifth Avenue. You'll be charmed by the novel's heroine, Fiona Finnegan-her intelligence, her courage, her great heart. Despite her suffering-a lost love, a tragic family-there are moments you will want to cheer. It's the kind of novel where the writing is so fluid you feel the author simply loves telling her story. This is a splendid heartwarming novel of pain, struggle, decency, triumph-and just what we need in these times." -Frank McCourt "I loved this vividly atmospheric and wonderfully rambunctious yarn-brilliantly told, great fun to read." -Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman "Bold, brisk, and beguiling. The Tea Rose is splendid brew of a book."-Samuel H. G. Twining, LVO, OBE, director of Twinings Tea "The Tea Rose is the kind of book that calls for a rainy day, a cozy chair, and a good, steaming cup of tea. It's strong and satisfying, with a taste that lingers in the memory."--Paula Cohen, author of Gramercy Park "In the tradition of Barbara Taylor Bradford...steeped in romance and authentic period detail, this exquisite melodrama will appeal to fans of
    Back cover copy
    Following in the footsteps of such beloved epics as "A Woman of Substance," "The Thornbirds," and "The Shell Seekers" comes this towering story of murder and revenge, of love lost and won again, and of one determined woman's quest to survive and triumph... The Tea Rose East London, 1888-a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams. But Fiona's life is shattered when the actions of a dark and brutal man take from her nearly everything-and everyone-she holds dear. Fearing her own death, she is forced to flee London for New York. There, her indomitable spirit propels her rise from a modest West Side shop-front to the top of Manhattan's tea trade. But Fiona's old ghosts do not rest quietly, and to silence them, she must venture back to the London of her childhood, where a deadly confrontation with her past becomes the key to her future. . "Full of warmth and rich period detail, "The Tea Rose" begs for a comfy, overstuffed chair and plenty of time to keep turning those pages." "-Dallas Morning News" "Steeped in melodrama, revenge, and a maddeningly star-crossed romance...a fine yarn." -"People"