When Daisy Holt was dismissed from her post as a nursemaid she set off cheerfully into the jungle of mid-Victorian London. When Kitty Hammond, proprietress of the “select establishment” off Leicester Square discovered her she was quick to realise that Daisy has a rare talent and would make a successful entertainer. And there it was that she met the impoverished artist John Skelton. To him Daisy represented the perfect model – the one to inspire his work. But Daisy fell completely and hopelessly in love with him – a love which was to launch her on a stormy career in which luxury, admiration and suffering were all to play a part…
©1979 Norah Lofts (P)2014 Soundings
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