Dick Francis born 1920: A former steeplechase jockey, Francis is famous for his suspense novels as well as his championship career. Francis produced one novel per year, most of which are bestsellers. He died 14 Feb 2010. Read books by Dick Francis
Barbara Tate was born in Southall in 1927. After she left her Soho life, Barbara went on to marry, raise a family and become a successful painter.
A fellow of the Royal Society of Artists and the Society of Botanical Artists, Barbara was a long-time president of the Society of Women Artists and lifetime honorary president. Accolades for her paintings include gold and silver medals from the Paris Salon, the Grand Prix de la Cote d'Azur and an honorary professorship from Thames University. Barbara died in 2009.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Barbara Tate
West End Girls Barbara Tate
A vivid and compelling memoir recounting the real lives, loves and friendship of 1940s Soho and its working girls. Reading like fiction it's utterly gripping. Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011