It is 1915 and Daisy Tallis, headstrong, impassioned and a talented young silversmith, is desperate to make her parents proud. Her father, Philip – with his wife Margaret – has a thriving business next door to Ebenezer Watts’ goldsmiths and the two families are considered to be at the very heart of Birmingham’s jewellery quarter community.
Having studied at the city’s celebrated School of Jewellery and Silversmithing since the age of fourteen, Daisy is now skilled enough to be a teacher. It is at the school that she meets the notorious old rival of her father, James Carson. Though he’s a married man, beautiful but naive Daisy finds herself dangerously drawn to his flattery.
As war tightens its grip on the country, the jewellery quarter is thrown into turmoil as the men are forced to decide who will enlist. When tragedy strikes can Margaret and Daisy find what it takes to hold both the business and the family together?
The Silversmith’s Daughter is the emotional sequel to the Sunday Times bestseller Sisters of Gold by Annie Murray.