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Hesba Stretton (1832-1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author of children's literature. The name Hesba came from the initials of her siblings. She was the daughter of a bookseller from Wellington, Shropshire, but around 1867 she moved south and lived at Snaresbrook and Loughton near Epping Forest and at Ham, near Richmond, Surrey. Her moral tales and semi-religious stories, chiefly for the young, were printed in huge quantities, and were especially widespread as school and Sunday school prizes. She won wide acceptance in English homes from the publication of Jessica's First Prayer in 1867. She was a regular contributor to Household Words and All the Year Round during Charles Dickens' editorship, and wrote upwards of 40 novels.


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ISBN10: 1445539187 | ISBN13: 9781445539188

Olivia, a young woman kept prisoner in a house in London, finds an opportunity to escape, and fleeing at random gets on board a steamer bound to the Channel Islands. She is befriended, en route, by a stranger, and finds a home at his house on the remote island of Sark. Olivia's life is the quietest; but she feels safe from pursuit, and is therefore, happy. When she has an accident, Dr. Martin Dobrée is brought from Guernsey, and he is very intrigued by Olivia and her mysterious past.

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