A historical East End saga full of secrets and intrigue, from the author of Banished from Bow and Room for a Lodger.
A historical East End saga that will enthrall readers, from the bestselling author of Whitechapel Mary and Over Bethnal Green.
In 1876, the homes of the poor working class in the East End are being replaced by splendid houses for the rich. When Kelly's Yard comes under threat, Maria Bertram inspires her neighbours to rebel against eviction.
But when a woman is found murdered in Tobacco Dock and the young man Maria loves is arrested, she must do everything in her power to prove his innocence and save him from a public hanging.
Without realising it, she puts her own life at risk when she stumbles across a web of deceit in the planner's office. It seems the murderer is much closer to home than she thinks...
Unbridled passions run riot - Daily Mail on Wild Hops
An excellent book combining humour and passion - Telegraph and Argus
It's a rich, vivid, three-dimensional, gutsy and sexy narrative which has you turning the pages into the early hours - Eastern Daily Express on Wild Hops
She brings the East End to life - Barbara Windsor
Sizzles with passion - Guardian on Wild Hops
Sally Worboyes was born and grew up in Stepney with four brothers and a sister, and she brings some of the raw history of her own family background to her East End sagas. She now lives in Norfolk with her husband, with whom she has three grown-up children. She has written several plays which have been broadcast on Anglia Television and Radio Four. She also adapted her own play and novel, WILD HOPS, as a musical, The Hop Pickers.