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Kitty Neale - Author

About the Author

Kitty Neale was raised in South London and this working-class area became the inspiration for her novels. In the 1980s she moved to Surrey with her husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in her life when her son died, aged just 27. After working for 2 years with other bereaved parents in a support group, Kitty took up writing as a form of catharsis, and now lives in Spain with her husband. Lost Angel was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Featured books by Kitty Neale

Outcast Child

Outcast Child

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2017

1950s South London. There's heartbreak and tragedy for young Daisy Bacon in working class South London. When her mother Judith is run over and killed outside their house, Daisy retreats into a world of silence. Blaming herself for the accident, the girl is unable to utter a word. The happy family home becomes a prison, with her stepmother Vera as the cruel jailer. It is cousin Lizzie, who will always remain a child, who brings sunshine back to Daisy's life. However, only when Henry Bacon discovers his new wife's shocking secret does Daisy herself find true happiness, and in a way that she could never have anticipated...

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Other books by Kitty Neale

A Daughter's Ruin

A Daughter's Ruin

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

The Sunday Times bestseller is back with a gripping, heart-wrenching tale, perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Rosie Goodwin. Denied Seventeen-year-old Constance has had a privileged upbringing in Clapham, with staff to attend to her every need. But her parents have always been cold and distant, never showing her love. Disowned Craving affection, Constance falls into the arms of Albie Jones, the cook's grandson. But one fateful encounter leaves her ashamed and pregnant, and she is soon shunned from the family home. Desperate Heartbroken and threatened by scandal, Constance is forced to wed Albie and moves to Battersea, where she suffers unforgiving stares and cruel whispers from the neighbours. Trapped in a bitter and loveless marriage without a penny to her name, Constance has no choice but to stay and surrender. Will she ever find freedom - or happiness - again?

A Sister's Sorrow

A Sister's Sorrow

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

It's Sarah and her brother against the world... When Sarah Jepson's mother Annie dies, Sarah is left with her little brother Tommy to care for. Alone in the world, the two of them must make a life for themselves in the wake of the terrible upbringing they have endured. But when Tommy is struck down by illness, Sarah's new life collapses. Lost in grief, she turns to the handsome Roger to save her - only to find that he is not who he seems... Waiting in the wings is George - kind, but brutally scarred, Sarah's never seen him as anything more than a friend. But could all that be about to change? The Sunday Times bestseller is back in a heartbreaking, moving tale of triumph against all the odds.

The Empty Hearth

The Empty Hearth

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2018

This family saga, packed with dark secrets, from Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale, will tug at the heartstrings. Millie Pratchett's life is not an easy one. Her dad, coalman Alfie, is a bully, and his vicious temper dominates their small terraced house in Battersea. His teenage children, handsome John and ugly-duckling Millie, have learnt to dodge his moods but Millie lives in fear for her mother, Eileen. When Alfie's tyranny forces Eileen into an impossible position, a crisis erupts. The Pratchetts' old life collapses around them and a new, darker future looms. But people are not always what they seem; could Millie turn out to be far stronger and more resilient than anyone could have imagined ? Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is an emotional family saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.

A Cuckoo in Candle Lane

A Cuckoo in Candle Lane

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

A Cuckoo in Candle Lane, is Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale's first novel, a powerful drama of family life set in post-war London.When Elsie and Bert Jones move with their children, Ann and Arthur, to Candle Lane, a modest street in Battersea, they miss their comfortable house in Wimbledon. But the move is the right thing to do, while Bert starts a new business. They are a warm-hearted family and Elsie soon makes friends with her less fortunate neighbour, Ruth, and her daughter Sally. But before long Elsie realises that all is not well in the house next door... Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is a rags to riches story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.

Daughter's Courage: A powerful, gritty new saga from the Sunday Times bestseller

Daughter's Courage: A powerful, gritty new saga from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Kitty Neale Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Her strength is all she has left...When Dorothy meets Robbie, she falls for him quickly and it's not long before the pair are engaged. But then an unexpected pregnancy puts everything at risk, and Dorothy is left alone - with Robbie nowhere to be seen.Heartbroken, Dorothy picks up the pieces of her life as a working girl in Battersea helping to support her mother and father. But before long, things start to become difficult. Her father's health is worsening, money is tight and worst of all, Robbie hasn't come back for her.Can Dorothy find a way back to happiness in the face of real adversity? Will she have the courage to make it on her own - or is someone else waiting in the wings to save her?Gritty and moving, this is the perfect read for fans of Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.

A Daughter's Courage

A Daughter's Courage

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2018

Her strength is all she has left... When Dorothy meets Robbie, she falls for him quickly and it's not long before the pair are engaged. But then an unexpected pregnancy puts everything at risk, and Dorothy is left alone - with Robbie nowhere to be seen. Heartbroken, Dorothy picks up the pieces of her life as a working girl in Battersea helping to support her mother and father. But before long, things start to become difficult. Her father's health is worsening, money is tight and worst of all, Robbie hasn't come back for her. Can Dorothy find a way back to happiness in the face of real adversity? Will she have the courage to make it on her own - or is someone else waiting in the wings to save her? Gritty and moving, this is the perfect read for fans of Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.

Outcast Child

Outcast Child

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2017

1950s South London. There's heartbreak and tragedy for young Daisy Bacon in working class South London. When her mother Judith is run over and killed outside their house, Daisy retreats into a world of silence. Blaming herself for the accident, the girl is unable to utter a word. The happy family home becomes a prison, with her stepmother Vera as the cruel jailer. It is cousin Lizzie, who will always remain a child, who brings sunshine back to Daisy's life. However, only when Henry Bacon discovers his new wife's shocking secret does Daisy herself find true happiness, and in a way that she could never have anticipated...

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A Mother's Sacrifice

A Mother's Sacrifice

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2017

**A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** BEATEN Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home... BROKEN When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind. BEREFT Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?

A Mother's Sacrifice

A Mother's Sacrifice

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

The most heartbreaking decision a mother could make...the Sunday Times bestseller is back with an emotional story that will tug on the heartstrings. BEATEN Glenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home... BROKEN When Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind. BEREFT Safe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?

Mother's Sacrifice

Mother's Sacrifice

Author: Kitty Neale Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2017

**A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.**BEATENGlenda Jenkins has been beaten by her husband Harry one too many times - and this time he's put her in a hospital bed. Battered and bruised, Glenda slowly makes her recovery. But she fears what awaits her back at home...BROKENWhen Glenda meets kind hospital porter Frank, he offers her a lifeline she can't refuse. The pair decide to run away together, escaping the terror of Harry. But, fearing for her life, Glenda has to make the biggest sacrifice of all and leave her baby, Johnnie, behind.BEREFTSafe on the Kent coast, Glenda finally has the life she dreamed of. But without Johnnie, she's a broken woman. Will she ever see her baby again? And will she ever be able to escape the fearsome shadow of Harry after all?

A Daughter's Disgrace

A Daughter's Disgrace

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2015

A heartrending story of family shame from Sunday Times bestseller, Kitty Neale. A gritty London tale, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn, Nadine Dorries and Maureen Lee. 1950s Battersea is no place for a shamed woman... Fractured Alison is the ugly duckling of her family and has always been treated with disdain by her mother. After years of being bullied, she is drawn to the one man who shows her affection. But when he brutally rapes her, leaving her pregnant, she is cast out. Forgotten Shunned by her family, Alison must start to make her own way and plan a life for herself and her unborn child - and for the first time she is master of her own destiny. Forgiven? But when the baby arrives, Alison feels no love for her new son. Terrified that history will repeat itself, can she find a way to love her child? And will she ever find the forgiveness she craves from her family?

Abandoned Child

Abandoned Child

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2013

Kitty Neale is back! Curl up with this heartrending new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A BROKEN FAMILY and A FATHER'S REVENGE All she wanted was a mother's love ... DESPISED Penny's childhood was spent in the shadows of her mother's business schemes, feeling alone and unimportant. It fell to Lorna, her mother's acquaintance, to take care of the lonely little girl, but the rejection always cut deep. DETERMINED When Penny turns sixteen and tragedy strikes, Lorna's cousin Maureen, a feisty ex-stripper from London, strides into her life. Penny determines to make her own way in the world and, with Maureen, throws herself into a thrilling new life on the grimy streets of Soho. She makes new friends, but can't avoid crossing the paths of some very dangerous men. DANGER In this seedy world of dancing girls and gangsters Penny must grow up quickly, she must be brave, and she's forced to face the truth about some very dark secrets from her past.

Kitty Neale 3 Book Bundle

Kitty Neale 3 Book Bundle

Author: Kitty Neale Format: eBook Release Date: 09/05/2013

Three poignant, gritty novels from best-selling saga author Kitty Neale. Perfect for fans of Call The Midwife and The Village.In A Broken Family when Celia's son Thomas starts seeing Amy, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, she becomes determined to split them up. She needs an ally so she enlists her elder son Jeremy who wants everything that Thomas has. As his obsession becomes deadly Amy must fight to protect her marriage and the life of her child.Pearl, the heroine of Nobody's Girl, will do anything to survive. She's escaped from her cruel orphanage and is determined to start living in the real world. But when she gets tangled up in the murky south London underworld she meets the dangerous Kevin and her life is thrown into jeopardy. Can anyone protect Pearl from Kevin and her own heart?A Father's Revenge is the story of a mother fighting to protect all she holds dear. When Pearl's husband Kevin is released from prison, Pearl knows how dangerous he is and is determined to protect her son from who is father really is. But Kevin won't stop until he gets what he wants and soon Pearl and her son are in deadly danger ...

A Broken Family

A Broken Family

Author: Kitty Neale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Will jealousy and hatred tear them apart? Celia Frost has always thought herself a cut above the other residents of Lark Rise in Battersea. When her beloved son, Thomas, starts seeing Amy Miller, a girl from the bottom of the Rise, Celia disapproves, thinking her common. When Celia's husband leaves her and Thomas announces he is to marry Amy, she is more determined than ever to split them up.Celia needs an ally, so she writes to her elder son, Jeremy, asking him to come home. Jeremy's arrival unleashes a tide of jealously and hate. He wants everything that belongs to Thomas - especially Amy. As Jeremy's dangerous obsession for his brother's wife grows, Amy must fight for her marriage, and her baby. A gripping, heartbreaking and gritty family drama from the Sunday Times bestseller, perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Katie Flynn and Dilly Court.

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