…a novelette by Alan M. Clark.
This story gives a glimpse into a time when the pauper child was ubiquitous in London. It is also a fanciful tale about the choices a desperate child might make in such an environment to survive.
“Alan M Clark has a remarkable ability to evoke the past as a tangible, breathing thing, immersing the reader in times long gone—and thankfully long gone, for most. In this novellette, he combines his keen eye for period with a sense of menace and melancholy which yet bears a glimmer of hope. A moving read.”
—John Linwood Grant, author of ‘A Persistence of Geraniums’ & ‘The Assassin’s Coin’