When Eliza Scarlett's father dies suddenly, she's faced with a stark choice. Accept the fact she is now penniless or take on and run her dad's detective business, but can she succeed against all the odds in this male-dominated world?
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SS Princess Alice was a passenger paddle steamer that sank on 3 Sep 1878 after a collision with the collier Bywell Castle on the River Thames. Between 600 and 700 people died, all from Princess Alice, the greatest loss of life of any British inland waterway shipping accident. No passenger list or headcount was made, so the exact figure of those who died has never been known. See more
The only time Eliza is seen in mourning for her father is at his funeral. In Victorian times, she would have worn mourning weeds for twelve months after her father's death. It would have been considered incredibly disrespectful to her father and bad luck not to wear mourning weeds. She would likely have been rejected from polite society for such behavior. See more