Friendship alone might not be enough for the heroine in this enthralling East End saga from the bestselling author of Whitechapel Mary and Over Bethnal Green.
A captivating romantic saga from Sally Worboyes, author of Banished from Bow and Jamaica Street.
It is 1970 when 20-year-old Cathy falls in love with Johnny Dean, and becomes pregnant. A young docker, Johnny offers to marry Cathy - but what she doesn't know is that his gambling has got out of hand. He owes favours to the wrong sort and to clear his debt gets involved in a serious theft at the docks...
Though Cathy is supported financially by Johnny's family, looking after a baby as a single mother isn't easy, and she's beginning to get lonely. When she meets a handsome young antiques dealer, friendship might not be enough for either of them. But will she be able to stop Johnny finding out?
Unbridled passions run riot - Daily Mail on Wild Hops
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.