Introducing Dilly Court

June 18, 2017

Although I love to read when I find a good book, I struggle to find the time to get invested into one. However, before I went on holiday, I decided that I wanted to buy myself a new novel to read during my stay and just so happened to come across Dilly Court. I had never heard her name until then, but now, I would regard her as one of my all time favourite authors, which is why I am writing this post. I want to share her name to as many people as possible because her stories are truly fantastic. 

I picked up The Swan Maid (the blurb was enough to convince me) for my holiday and struggled to put it down. It is a novel set in 1854 about a young girl who breaks free from her life as a chambermaid in search of a better life, not without struggles of course. She makes life long friendships and even falls in love. It truly pulls at your heart strings. I absolutely love anything that is set in the past and has some history to it, which seems to run through Court's novels and I think thats actually why I'm so drawn to her work. I am particularly drawn to her main character, Lottie, who is presented as being very strong willed, fierce and passionate, but also warm hearted and affectionate.
Yesterday I went into Sainsburys completely unexpecting to come across The Button Box, and without a second thought, I picked it up and took it straight to checkout. Once again, all I had to do was read the blurb and I was sold. It completely sounds like my cup of tea. My interest in period novels definitely comes from my Nana who I have spent many a hours with watching film adaptations of Catherine Cookson novels and talking about all sorts of historic eras. This novel is set in 1872 and is about a young girl who ends up taking on the responsibility of her four sisters due to her father becoming a drunk. However, their debt proves to cause more trouble for the family than expected. I CAN NOT wait to get my head into this one!

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