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Mary Jane Staples - Author


Mary Jane Staples was born and brought up in the Walworth area of South London. She now lives in Surrey and is the author of over thirty bestselling novels about cockney life, many of which feature the well-loved Adams family.

If you like Mary Jane Staples you might also like to read books by Maureen Lee, Meg Hutchinson and Lynda Page.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Mary Jane Staples

A Sister's Secret by Mary Jane Staples
A Sister's Secret
Mary Jane Staples
An impetuous decision to marry has left the young Lady Caroline widowed and with two estates in her name. She is now in a position to live her life to the full, socialising with London's finest aristocracy, but her unhappy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2013
Out of the Shadows by Mary Jane Staples
Out of the Shadows
Mary Jane Staples
The delicious cockney sagas featuring her much extended Adams family continue with shadows from the past causing trouble. Comparison: Lynda Page, Meg Hutchinson, Joan Jonker. Similar this month: Audrey Howard.
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
Ups and Downs by Mary Jane Staples
Ups and Downs
Mary Jane Staples
The continuing saga of the troubles and strife in 1950s Walworth of the Adams family and as ever it really hits the mark
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2005
A Girl Next Door by Mary Jane Staples
A Girl Next Door
Mary Jane Staples
Family saga at its best from a household name. Fashion retailer Boots Adams is celebrating his sixtieth birthday with a good old-fashioned cockney knees-up. The new generation however is growing up and further changes are on the way. A big...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2004

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