Author: Richard Harland Genre: , , , , ,

Seventeen-year-old Astor thinks she is about the wed the handsome plutocrat Lorrain Swale. But, to her horror, her mother and step-father abandon her, and she finds herself a lowly governess in the Swale household. Treated with contempt by the whole family, Astor is determined to escape. Help arrives unexpectedly in the form of the laconic and mysterious Verrol. Together they plunge into the slums of Brummingham and find themselves in a street band, making wild music – a new kind of music that’s set t take the world by storm. But the Swale brothers haven’t finished with them yet. [goodreads]

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