1875 Victorian London is cold and cruel for two children left all alone.
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Now their dear mama has gone, Emma will never find out why their papa left. The secret has haunted her for years, but now there are more pressing matters. Paying the rent, putting food on the table, keeping, David her brother safe, and avoiding the landlord. The looks he gives Emma are enough to turn her blood as cold as the winter streets.
Emma never understood the realities of poverty until her dear mama became sick. Now she is gone, there will be no more happy Christmas, no more hugs and all Emma can do is hope.
What must two children do to survive Christmas in Victorian London?
Emma must do everything she can, only she hides a terrible secret. One that could lose them everything.
Seeing danger in every kindness, she is left without hope. A chance encounter on the market could bring good fortune. Has David found a way to take care of them? Are their fortunes looking up or is this the nightmare their mama feared?
Find out in The Pickpockets Christmas a compelling Victorian Saga perfect for lovers of Dilly Court, Faye Godwin, and Emma Hornby