A sweeping East End saga from Sally Worboyes featuring familiar characters from Time Will Tell and Jamaica Street.
In the late summer of 1952, amidst the turmoil of people moving out of their war-damaged homes, Edie Birch and her only child Maggie must say a sad farewell to old friends and neighbours.
A new start is always daunting but helped along by the enthusiasm of her flamboyant Aunt Naomi, new friendships are forged and a brighter life begins for Edie. She even meets a new man.
Outside of her happy orbit, however, a dark secret threatens to destroy her world. Aunt Naomi and her not-so-law-abiding friends must join forces to shield Edie. But can they stop the cruel hand of fate from delivering a blow which could expose the shameful truth?
A vivid evocation of a way of life - East Anglian Daily Times
A rich, vivid, three-dimensional and gutsy narrative which has you turning the pages into the early hours - Eastern Daily Press
Unbridled passions run riot - Daily Mail
Sizzles with passion - Guardian
She brings the East End to life
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.