IN VICTORIAN LONDON'S EAST END, YOUNG GRLS ARE SOLD INTO PROSTITUTION.
*NEW EDIT MARCH 2016*
I'm going to take you back toVictorian London The East End, The year? 1884. Just four years until Jack the Rippertakes his first victim from this world of crowded tenements, a poverty-strickenstandard of living, disease, crime and vice are all threatening inhabitants ofthis darkest of places. This is an environment where everyone looks out for themselves,where desperate poverty is the norm and this is the world in whichtwelve-year-old Alice Kettle will sweep her street-crossing daily, keep herpatch clear for people to cross the road without the detritus of Victoriantraffic fouling their person so as to earn the pennies that help support her familythrough these hard times.
Alice however is an unsuspectingtarget for that most foul of purveyors of humanity; a purchaser of young girls;one who will take them from their homes and then sell them on to a high-class,brothels as child prostitutes. Brothels that are most often frequented by themoneyed classes, even those lofty politicians that are duty bound to uphold therights of all citizens regardless of their station in society.
Charlie Atkin has Alice in hissights and he will set his devious plan into action in order to make a prettypenny from her appropriation. This will happen despite the efforts of theSocial Sisters movement to change the laws on the current age of consent andprostitution in general.
A book that will follow Alicethrough the trials that await her as her life is suddenly turned on its head. Canshe escape her fate before she comes of age?
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