A dramatic and gripping novel from the queen of the East End saga, Sally Worboyes, in which a friendship will be put to the ultimate test . . .
A romantic saga that will have you gripped, from the author of Time Will Tell and Banished From Bow.
When Errol Turner, a handsome and determined young man from Jamaica, came to London's East End in the summer of 1955, his only assets were his father's old sewing machine, a few pounds in his pocket and a faith in the greatness of Britain.
Four years later, in love with the charismatic Rita, he is making his mark as a tailor - but in the aftermath of the race riots, racial hatred still simmers throughout London, endangering all their hopes.
Rita's best friend Maggie and her flamboyant great aunt Naomi try to ease the couple's fears. But far more sinister activities are going on under their own roof. When a woman is found murdered, vicious rumours and suspicions explode. It will take grit and cunning to bring the killer to light - and a true testing of friendship.
Unbridled passions run riot - Daily Mail
Sizzles with passion - Guardian
A rich, vivid, three-dimensional and gutsy narrative - Eastern Daily Press
An excellent book combining humour and passion - Telegraph and Argus
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 Radio Four. She also adapted her own play and novel, Wild Hops, as a musical, The Hop Pickers.