A Stitch in Time

Lindsey Black blackmckay@blueyonder.co.uk 855899635771


18th Century

Lindsey Black

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Nell, a feisty, passionate orphan, weaves her way through the fabric of 18th century London. From the degradation of thieves' 'rookeries' to the harlot's den, she experiences the lowest and highest of foppish society. Driven to revenge herself on her aristocratic father, she disguises herself as a highway robber and wealthy heiress. "The Captain" another 'Gentleman of the Road' is also cloaked in mystery. On her journey she encounters famous artists, Hogarth, and Thomas Coram whose own experiences prompt him to establish The Foundling Hospital for infants. Nell's kind heart leads her to play a dangerous game. Can she find her own identity and still have revenge she seeks and the love which she is reluctant to accept?


Drama, Historical Fiction, Romance, Action, Adventure

Short Summary

When her mother is thrown into destitution by the rejection of her aristocratic lover, Isabella, 'Nell' experiences the coarse conditions of Hogarth's London before assuming life as a 'highwayman'. Pursuing both riches and the father who wronged her she is torn between revenge and love.


18th century London and surrounding countryside

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Iabella "Nell"

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Beautiful, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Perseverance, Seductive, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: The Captain

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Heartthrob, Heroic, Masculine, Romantic, Seductive, Adventurous, Educated, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: Thomas Coram

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Patriotic, Perseverance, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Gracious

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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