The Last Gift

The Last Gift

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The Last Gift is based on historical events prevalent during the Victorian era. The year is 1866. Maggie Tanner is a young girl born to an impoverished family in the slums of London. As a child she witnesses her grandmother's death and her mother giving birth to stillborn twins. With her father's constant insobriety and lack of employment it seems they are all destined for the workhouse. Acquiring a position as a servant to a middle class family in the suburbs, Maggie encounters only further turmoil by falling pregnant to the family's eldest son. She returns home only to be plunged into the social stigma of bastardy and shame. Maggie does all she can to save her baby from a disease-ridden orphanage and takes drastic decisions to save both the child and herself, but when her pain and loss continues to haunt her for years to come, one unexpected day, one last gift changes everything.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 128 x 202 x 22mm | 381.02g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1479326054
  • 9781479326051
  • 2,254,666

About Mrs Carla Acheson

Carla lives in Gibraltar with her family and is a member of the Freelance Writers Association. She runs a writing group and works as a book-reviewer, having interviewed and published book reviews and articles for best-selling and award-winning author's. Her articles and reviews have been featured in various publications, as well as Waterstones Quarterly UK Magazine. Her other titles include a series of writing guides for beginners entitled 'Inspire Me To Get Writing.' 'Inspire me with Writing Ideas, ' and 'Inspire me with Characterisation.' These titles are currently available on Amazon Kindleshow more
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