Belle by Lesley Pearse
Release Date: January 20, 2011
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Genre: Historical Fiction
The Story (from Goodreads): London 1910. Fifteen year-old Belle has lived in a brothel in Seven Dials all her life, with no understanding of what happens in the rooms upstairs. But her innocence is shattered when she witnesses the murder of one of the girls and, subsequently snatched from the streets by the killer, she is sold into prostitution in Paris.
My review: This book is by one of my favorite English authors, and I was once again not disappointed. I thought this book was a very good look at the child prostitution trade and what they went through. This was a great read from beginning to end, and I highly recommend it.