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Dilly Court grew up in North East London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband and a large, yellow Labrador called Archie. She is the author of twelve novels. She also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.
'I ain't always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.'
Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment.
Her journey takes her to the London law courts, a grim parsonage in one of the most notorious parts of the East End and a house of ill-repute. But when she falls for the dangerous charms of Barnaby Palgrave, Tilly soon finds that her troubles have only just begun ...
; March 2011
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Title: Tilly True
Author: Dilly Court
In the press
"The heroine of this Victorian saga is what my grandmother would have called a bit of a romancer. But she meets her match in upper class Barney Palgrave, an attractive rogue whose penchant for gilding the lily is even greater than her own. Set in the mean streets of the East End of London and in colonial India, this story has an element of the Eliza Dolittle about it"