Bell Timson by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage standalone literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.
This was originally published in 1946 by Doubleday.
The story is set in London during the 1940s and explores family and personal drama themes, starring a divorced woman trying to provide for her children by entering employment as a masseuse for wealthy fashionable ladies, which in turn puts her in touch with someone who tempts her with a dangerous opportunity to achieve the financial security and better future prospects for her daughters she desires, by not entirely aboveboard means.
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The chance for a better life…
Bell Timson is a sympathetic, but often unpredictable woman.
Divorced, she is desperate to give her two daughters a better chance in life than she had herself and she soon finds herself forced to make one of the most intimate and difficult decisions a woman has ever faced.
But no matter the risk, she is determined to give her children every advantage.
Compared to remarriage and mediocrity, Bell soon finds herself enjoying life as a masseuse and with the help of her good friend Alice Logan, she is soon taken into the confidence of the highborn ladies of London’s fashionable West End.
It isn’t long before Bell is getting top rates at her job – enough to send her children to an expensive boarding school.
But then she meets someone who offers her a dangerous opportunity to achieve even greater security.
A chance to give her daughters the position she feels they deserve.
Bell enters a world of risk and unlawfulness – and she’s going into it with her eyes open…
Bell Timson is a truly a memorable heroine and her thrilling story is one of warmth and courage in the face of adversity.