Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home.
A Mother's Courage
When Eloise Cribb receives the news that her husband's ship has been lost at sea she wonders how she is ever going to manage.
A Loving Family
Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth.
Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End.
The Cockney Sparrow
Gifted with a beautiful soprano voice, young Clemency Skinner is forced to work as a pickpocket in order to support her crippled brother, Jack.
The Best of Sisters
Twelve-year-old Eliza Bragg has known little in life but the cold, comfortless banks of the Thames.
The Dollmaker's Daughters
For Ruby and Rosetta Capretti life in the slums of the East End holds little promise.
The Lady's Maid
In the quiet of a warm summer's evening, two young mothers are forced to give up their babies.
The Orphan's Dream
Motherless since she was five, Mirabel Cutler was raised by her father to be a lady. But when he dies suddenly, Mirabel finds herself cast out on the street by her ruthless stepmother.
The Beggar Maid
From the age of eight, sixteen-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on the streets.