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Feature: No Life For A Lady by Hannah Dolby

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Read the most uplifting historical debut of 2023! Perfect for fans of Dear Mrs BirdThe Maid and Lessons in Chemistry.

Violet Hamilton is a woman who knows her own mind. Which, in 1896, can make things a little complicated…

At 28, Violet’s father is beginning to worry she will never find a husband. But every suitor he presents, Violet finds a new and inventive means of rebuffing.

Because Violet does not want to marry. She wants to work, and make her own way in the world. But more than anything, she wants to find her mother Lily, who disappeared from Hastings Pier 10 years earlier.

Finding the missing is no job for a lady, but when Violet hires a seaside detective to help, she sets off a chain of events that will put more than just her reputation at risk.

Can Violet solve the mystery of Lily Hamilton’s vanishing before it’s too late?

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Readers adore No Life For a Lady:

Glorious… it’s funny from the start.’ Daily Mail

‘A charming, humorous and glorious read!’ Woman’s Weekly

‘A GORGEOUS historical romcom with lashings of mystery… Joyful!’ Sophie Irwin

‘Charming, exhilarating, fabulously funny and so full of heart – Violet is the heroine I’ve been waiting for.’ Daisy Buchanan

‘So original and well written, I couldn’t put it down… I can’t remember rooting for a heroine as hard as I did for Violet.’ Lucy Vine

‘Delightful, original, cleverly crafted and completely addictive. Violet Hamilton is one of those characters who slips into your heart straight away and radiates joy. I loved it!’ Hazel Prior

‘Impeccably researched, with a slowly unfurling mystery at its heart, this witty and uplifting story belongs entirely to Violet – a lady determined to tackle life (and love!) on her own terms’ Julietta Henderson

‘Violet’s story is moving, inspiring and very, very funny; a complete triumph’ Celia Anderson

‘Watch out Enola Holmes – Violet Hamilton is on the case! Pure joy and utterly charming!’ Faith Hogan

‘Eleanor Oliphant for historical fiction fans, with a dash of detective work and mystery thrown in. I loved everything about it.’ Katie Lumsden

About Hannah Dolby

Hannah Dolby’s first job was in the circus and she has aimed to keep life as interesting since. She trained as a journalist in Hastings and has worked in PR for many years, promoting museums, galleries, palaces, gardens and even Dolly the sheep. She completed the Curtis Brown selective three-month novel writing course, and she won runner-up in the Comedy Women in Print Awards for this novel with the prize of a place on an MA in Comedy Writing at the University of Falmouth. She currently lives in London.

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