"A novel of Victorian England"" - "Raised in the slums in 1850s London, Celia Laws is a rarity, an educated young woman whose creative skills have attracted notice. But with family to care for, circumstances have driven her to pickpocketing. In Celia''s harsh world, it''s a small step from picking pockets to prostitution. When a young man offers her a fortune to spend a week with him, she takes the money and runs. But Celia''s conscious can''t allow her to forget the money she stole, and she is soon brought face-to-face with her past . . .
From the Publisher:
Despite having an education, Celia Laws finds herself on the streets of 1850s London, resorting to pickpocketing to care for her family and when a young man offers her a large amount of money to spend a week with him, Celia begins a battle with her conscience and memories from her past.