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The Lost Jewels In this engaging story told in several timelines, we meet Dr Kate Kirby in present day She is a jewelry historian and researcher living in Boston Kate accepts an assignment to write an article for a luxury magazine about the Cheapside Hoard, a collection of hundreds of jewels believed to have been lost hidden in London in 1666 and found in 1912 during a building excavation The collection is currently located at The Museum of London With photographer Marcus Holt, they travel to London, India In this engaging story told in several timelines, we meet Dr Kate Kirby in present day She is a jewelry historian and researcher living in Boston Kate accepts an assignment to write an article for a luxury magazine about the Cheapside Hoard, a collection of hundreds of jewels believed to have been lost hidden in London in 1666 and found in 1912 during a building excavation The collection is currently located at The Museum of London With photographer Marcus Holt, they travel to London, India, Sri Lanka and Paris to try and unravel the mystery This is a perfect time for Kate to get away as she is dealing with loss and pain.When Kate see one of the items, she immediately recognizes it from a drawing in her late great grandmother Essie s journal Essie promised to tell Kate the story of her life and why she left London but never lived long enough to reveal her secrets Kate fears she will never learn the truth about the fairy tale Essie had told a young Kate and her sister about seeing buckets of jewels pulled from a pile of rubble The book brings us to 1912 where we learn the story of Essie and her family They were poor Irish immigrants living a hard life in London Author Kirsty Manning brings the reader into the awful circumstances met by this poor and struggling family and the conditions surrounding them With her father deceased and her mother lost in her drinking, Essie assumes a parental role making many sacrifices for her siblings.Going back to the 1600 s, the jewelry s origins are told and it is here where the author s incredible research provides a wealth of information on something we all enjoy for its beauty but rarely think about how they come to be.While this book keeps the reader glued to finding out the mystery behind the hidden gems, at its heart, The Lost Jewels is about devotion to family, sacrifice, loss and ultimately love Be sure to read the Author s Note at the end This book was inspired by the actual Cheapside Hoard which was dug up in 1912 Its mystery has never been solved You ll be compelled to check the websites and videos available on the actual collection Many thanks to Edelweiss, William Morrow HarperCollins and the author for a copy of this enjoyable book in advance of its August 4, 2020 U.S publication date Review will be posted on MicheleReader.com closer to the publication date Kirsty Manning is one of my auto buy authors Her books are so beautifully written, so well researched, and so poignant I will be thinking about this one for a long time. From The Author Of The Song Of The Jade Lily Comes A Thrilling Story Of A Family Secret That Leads To A Legendary TreasureWhy Would Someone Bury A Bucket Of Precious Jewels And Gemstones And Never Return Present Day When Respected American Jewelry Historian, Kate Kirby, Receives A Call About The Cheapside Jewels, She Knows She S On The Brink Of The Experience Of A Lifetime But The Trip To London Forces Kate To Explore Secrets That Have Long Been Buried By Her Own Family Back In Boston, Kate Has Uncovered A Series Of Sketches In Her Great Grandmother S Papers Linking Her Suffragette Great Grandmother Essie To The Cheapside Collection Could These Sketches Hold The Key To Essie S Secret Life In Edwardian London In The Summer Of , Impoverished Irish Immigrant Essie Murphy Happens To Be Visiting Her Brother When A Workman S Pickaxe Strikes Through The Floor Of An Old Tenement House In Cheapside, Near St Paul S Cathedral In London The Workmen Uncover A Stash Of Treasure From Ottoman Pendants To Elizabethan And Jacobean Gems And Then The Finds Disappear Again Could These Jewels One In Particular Change The Fortunes Of Essie And Her Sisters Together With Photographer Marcus Holt, Kate Kirby Chases The History Of The Cheapside Gems And Jewels, Especially The Story Of A Small Diamond Champlev Enamel Ring Soon, Everything Kate Believes About Her Family, Gemology, And Herself Will Be Threatened Based On A Fascinating True Story, The Lost Jewels Is A Riveting Historical Fiction Novel That Will Captivate Readers From The Beginning To The Unforgettable, Surprising End 4.5 Stars I found this story fascinating, it was rich with wonderful detail and historical timelines The Lost Jewels is a fictional story inspired by the true story of The Cheapside Hoard , which is one of the most famous and mysterious finds of jewellery and gemstone treasures in the world The cache was discovered in 1912 and surrounded in mystery.Our main character is Dr Kate Kirby who is a well respected jewellery historian She has been offered a trip to London for a huge investigativ 4.5 Stars I found this story fascinating, it was rich with wonderful detail and historical timelines The Lost Jewels is a fictional story inspired by the true story of The Cheapside Hoard , which is one of the most famous and mysterious finds of jewellery and gemstone treasures in the world The cache was discovered in 1912 and surrounded in mystery.Our main character is Dr Kate Kirby who is a well respected jewellery historian She has been offered a trip to London for a huge investigative feature on the Cheapside story The Cheapside Jewels were currently being held at the London Museum where they had just been restored.Family secrets and historical jewels make this an astonishing and emotional mystery tale that delves into the past A recommended read for historical fiction lovers I wish to thank Better Reading Allen Unwin, for generously providing me with an advanced copy of the book to read in return for an honest review astonishing cache of precious jewels, a mystery that spans centuries, consuming family secrets and a beguiling love story defines The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning Jewellery enthusiasts, treasure hunters and historical fiction lovers will find much to admire in Kirsty Manning s third novel In my opinion, Kirsty Manning reaches for the stars in every book she produces and The Lost Jewels is no exception Kirsty Manning has taken yet another absolutely fas astonishing cache of precious jewels, a mystery that spans centuries, consuming family secrets and a beguiling love story defines The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning Jewellery enthusiasts, treasure hunters and historical fiction lovers will find much to admire in Kirsty Manning s third novel In my opinion, Kirsty Manning reaches for the stars in every book she produces and The Lost Jewels is no exception Kirsty Manning has taken yet another absolutely fascinating and almost unbelievable pocket of history to inform her new novel, The Lost Jewels Filling in the gaps with well informed speculative fiction, Manning re imagines the events surrounding the shocking discovery of a cache of jewels in the Cheapside area of London Not long after this amazing haul is unearthed, it vanishes In the present day, a historian with a special interest in jewellery is called in to work on the case of the Cheapside jewels haul Kate knows that working on this age old mystery will be the case of her career Kate faces an uphill battle in unlocking secrets from the past This fascinating investigation into the past leads Kate on a path to her own family, involving her great grandmother Essie in this remarkable tale of deception, betrayal and heartbreak As the Cheapside haul takes on a life of its own, Kate is thrown into a collision between the past and present, with surprising results.In terms of high quality historical fiction, no one in my eyes does it better than Kirsty Manning I am a loyal and long standing fan Manning s work, having supported her writing since I first set eyes on her debut, A Midsummer Garden Naturally, I was very eager to read Manning s latest and third novel, The Lost Jewels As I expected, there were no surprises in how much I enjoyed, loved and absolutely adored this novel I m sure The Lost Jewels is destined to be one of my top 2020 reads.Manning is quite the master at combined narrative and multiple timeline based stories In the case of The Lost Jewels, this narrative traverses the present day, to 1912 and back to the 1600s It is clearly an ambitious feat, but Manning pulls it off with precision and historical energy I really love the 1912 time period and Kirsty Manning did complete justice to this turning point in history I was utterly enthralled by the Cheapside haul discovery, what a treasure hunt with a difference As The Lost Jewels is inspired by true events, it seemed to give this story another fabulous layer that pulled me in further to the novel.Manning is an artful, comprehensive and dedicated specialist to the historical fiction field The further reading section based at the close of the book gives the reader a very good indication of the amount and type of research that was conducted by the author to inform her latest novel Everything from walking tours, museum visits, books, food references and video footage has been utilised in forming The Lost Jewels Manning s novel is believable, credible, authentic and well informed It is also very rousing, encouraging the reader to take on an unknown snippet of history and complete their own little investigations How inspiring In terms of the narrative itself, I couldn t turn my eyes away from this one Real life needed to wait while I remained with The Lost Jewels It is surprising for such a rich tapestry of historical information, that Manning was able to keep this one so well tuned Readers will enjoy basking in the historical transitions which are seamless, moving effortlessly from the present day, to 1912 and back in time to the 1600s These are very separate locales in time, but the interchanges are handled with a sense of delicacy and precision, which is thanks to the deft writer s hand of Kirsty Manning.The Lost Jewels has a truly unforgettable cast of characters I really loved Essie, she was a beautiful soul, with an incredible life story The present day characters of Kate and Marcus are essential components to the overall puzzle this book presents, providing a guiding light to the reader I appreciated the little touch of romance that circulated around the present day protagonists, which offset the story just perfectly.Kirsty Manning s The Lost Jewels is a glorious and awe inspiring tale of larceny, adventure, time, wealth, family, love, sacrifice and endurance Another blue ribbon title from one of our nation s leading edge historical fiction novelists Thanks extended to Allen Unwin for providing a free copy of this book for review purposes.The Lost Jewels is book 81 of the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge It was such a pleasure to read this book The story is told over a few different time periods, based on the real find of jewellery in London known as the Cheapside Hoard The writing is beautiful and I loved the characters I think I could ve read a book just about Essie and Gertie and the pacing to reveal all the ins and outs of the story is perfect. In The Lost Jewels, author Kirsty Manning weaves a fictional narrative around the mystery of the Cheapside Hoard , a large cache of expensive jewellery unearthed during construction in a London street in 1912.The present day timeline introduces Kate Kirby, an American historian who specialises in investigating the provenance of jewellery Offered a rare opportunity to view the jewels discovered in Cheapside, the story follows Kate from the United States to England, India, France and then back In The Lost Jewels, author Kirsty Manning weaves a fictional narrative around the mystery of the Cheapside Hoard , a large cache of expensive jewellery unearthed during construction in a London street in 1912.The present day timeline introduces Kate Kirby, an American historian who specialises in investigating the provenance of jewellery Offered a rare opportunity to view the jewels discovered in Cheapside, the story follows Kate from the United States to England, India, France and then back as she attempts to trace the origins of a handful of pieces of the collection, during which she discovers a link between one of the pieces and her own family history.Entwined with Kate s journey, are two historical timelines, one of which reveals the story of Kate s great grandmother, Essie Murphy, and her connection to the found jewellery set during the early 1900 s, and another set at two different points in the 1600 s which reveals the origin of one particular piece of a jewellery, a diamond champlev enamel ring.I found I appreciated the story of The Lost Jewelsafter I googled the Cheapside Hoard and was better able to understand what a remarkable find the jewels were Manning s speculations about the origin of the Hoard through her fiction read as credible and interesting, though to this date the truth remains a mystery, and likely always will.Essie s story as a young woman struggling to survive and raise her siblings was of the most interesting to me I thought the author s portrayal of daily life in urban London for its poorest citizens was accurate, and I had empathy for the Murphy family, particularly Essie, and her sister Gertie, who experienced such hardship and tragedy so young.I liked Kate well enough I thought Manning communicated her passion for her work well, I don t particularly care for jewellery but this novel did prompt me to think about the story s custom pieces could reveal There is a touch of romance that is developed between Kate and Australian photographer, Marcus, but it was kept fairly low key.Well written and researched, I found the The Lost Jewels to be a pleasantly engaging read, of family, secrets, love, loss, and new beginnings I absolutely devoured this one Every time was my favourite, I loved every character I loved all the food I loved all the descriptions Loved the mystery Absolutely loved the jewels, and I am not a jewellery person Absolutely loved it Based on the true story of the Cheapside Hoard, dug up in a Cheapside cellar in 1912, it is one of the most famous caches of jewels in the world, it is also the most mysterious How could someone neglect to retrieve five hundred precious pieces of jewelry and gemstones This story is an imagined tale woven between the facts Present day Boston Kate Kirby, American jewelry historian, writing for an American magazine, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels She flies to London, where at Based on the true story of the Cheapside Hoard, dug up in a Cheapside cellar in 1912, it is one of the most famous caches of jewels in the world, it is also the most mysterious How could someone neglect to retrieve five hundred precious pieces of jewelry and gemstones This story is an imagined tale woven between the facts Present day Boston Kate Kirby, American jewelry historian, writing for an American magazine, receives a call about the Cheapside jewels She flies to London, where at the London Museum, as the curator of the museum presents the jewels, a button catches her eye She has seen similar button in her great grandmother s sketches There is also a diamond ring Now, she is off to India in hopes of tracing the history of the Golconda diamond set in the ring.London, 1912 Impoverished Irish immigrant Essie Murphy visits her brother at construction work, while a worker strikes through the floor finding a stash of treasure Her brother sneaks in a small gold button.India, 1630 A poor mine workman with a sick brother strikes a rough clear He smuggles it to the market.London, 1665 A goldsmith tinkers with a gold ring at his anvil This will be his masterpiece and his only daughter s wedding ring.A few threads bonded by a rough clear set in a ring are woven into a beautifully touching story It brings a vivid portrayal of the less fortunate people You can really sense their daily hunger and daily fight for survival I enjoyed the history of tracing jewelry linage And was moved by the warmest possible kindness of family from whom struggling Murphy family rents a flat The layers of this story are like petals of the most beautiful flower As you peel the petals you get to the bud, the core of the story, which is the diamond ring connecting all threads And above all, the caring and kindness shine through it all, farimportant than any gemstone The unconditional bighearted love between two sisters is strikingly developed With impeccable prose, the author takes a reader into forgotten pocket of history with interesting aspect of tracing jewelry lineage, remarkable characters and fascinating story.P.S Also by this author, highly recommend The Song of the Jade Lily.Source ARC was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This a new author for me, and one that I would like to readfrom.The book is set across multiple timelines and locations Kate is the present character who is researching a set of jewels that are part of a museum collection She is an American but whose great grandmother was an Irish immigrant who had left London as a young woman and never returned Kate recognises some of the jewels in the collection are very like drawings in her great grandmothers possession In a parallel story we go bac This a new author for me, and one that I would like to readfrom.The book is set across multiple timelines and locations Kate is the present character who is researching a set of jewels that are part of a museum collection She is an American but whose great grandmother was an Irish immigrant who had left London as a young woman and never returned Kate recognises some of the jewels in the collection are very like drawings in her great grandmothers possession In a parallel story we go back to Essie living in London is very poor conditions with an alcoholic mother and younger siblings she is trying very hard to look after.In unravelling this story Kate discoversabout her family and herself.A lovely story about the origin of jewellery and precious stones.Thank you Allen Unwin for the ARC copy of this book I can recommend it to any fans of historical fiction

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