Harry Bowling was a much-loved author and has legions of fans - the stunning new package will also appeal to readers discovering Harry's novels for the first time.
It's 1946 and the close-knit community of Pedlar's Row in Bermondsey are counting their blessings that they've survived the war and they're full of curiosity about the new family, the Priors, moving into number three. Laura Prior is enjoying the excitement of her new home not least because of her growing attraction to docker Billy Cassidy.
But her sister, Lucy, is finding life harder; rationing, a shortage of homes, a husband who is emotionally scarred from his internment in a POW camp, and her guilt about a wartime affair, make it difficult to settle into married life. Engaging, entertaining and nostalgic, PEDLAR'S ROW is a moving portrayal of a family settling back into normality after the drama of World War Two.
Harry was born in 1931 in a back street off the Tower Bridge Road. Only when his own children began to ask questions about the war, did Harry realise how many stories he had to tell. He became known as 'the King of Cockney sagas', and he wrote eighteen bestselling novels of London life. Sadly Harry died in 1999 and the Harry Bowling Prize was set up in 2000 in his memory.