A gripping saga evoking the spirit of the 1970s East End, from the author of Room for a Lodger and Banished from Bow.
Sandy Brent's life is blown apart the day her husband offers to drive her to work. On the way he tells her that their marriage is over and that he's seeing someone else. Sandy's refusal to believe that it's finished sends Roy into a frenzy - and the car into a head-on collision.
When she wakes in hospital, Sandy is alone, and must start her life over from scratch. She decides to head back to her roots in the colourful East End and set up her own boutique.
But someone is set on bringing her down: her own sister, Ruth. Deeply angry towards Sandy because of a childhood secret, Ruth is determined to see her sister run aground. Gathering her new friends and neighbours around to combat Ruth's warped machinations, Sandy needs to draw on strength she never knew she had. Then disaster strikes again...
Unbridled passions run riot - Daily Mail
Sizzles with passion - Guardian on WILD HOPS
A rich, vivid, three-dimensional, gutsy and sexy narrative which has you turning the pages into the early hours - Eastern Daily Press 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 Radio Four. She also adapted her own play and novel, Wild Hops, as a musical, The Hop Pickers.