Bestseller draws on research into the history of the School of Jewellery

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Best-selling author Annie Murray is to publish her latest novel The Silversmith’s Daughter this Thursday, 21 March. Set in 1915, it features Daisy Tallis, who has recently qualified as a silversmith at Birmingham’s School of Jewellery and is now skilled enough to become a teacher at the School. Much of the book centres around her relationship with her father’s business rival, an older married man whom she met while studying at the School. Annie spent two days in our archives researching the background for her novel, so I’m interested to uncover any evidence of this in the book.

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