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Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

by Mary Gibson

Part of the The Factory Girls Series

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts Synopsis

Heartwarming and gritty, the story of a factory girl in Bermondsey through World War 1. They call them custard tarts - the girls who work at the Pearce Duff custard and jelly factory. But now the custard tarts are up in arms, striking for better conditions. Among them is Nellie Clark, trying to hold her family together after the death of her mother. She has the most desperate struggle to make ends meet, often going hungry to feed her little brothers. Two men vie for Nellie's love. One is flamboyant, confident and a chancer. The other is steady, truthful and loyal. But the choice is not as easy as it might seem. Looming over them all - over Bermondsey, over the factory, over the custard tarts and their lives and loves - is the shadow of the First World War. And that will change everything and everyone.

Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts Press Reviews

'Mary Gibson is going to go a long way ... a really good read'
Dee Williams

 'A cracking tale full of warmth and history'
Bella magazine

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ISBN: 9781781855768
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781781855775
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781855768
Publication date: 8th May 2014
Author: Mary Gibson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Sagas,

About Mary Gibson

Mary Gibson was born and brought up in Bermondsey, where both her grandmother and great aunt worked at Pearce Duff's factory. She is the toast of her classmates at the Adult Education College Bexley's creative writing group after securing a three-book deal with a London publisher.Mary, 59, from Welling, isn't one to blow her own trumpet, but does confess that she hoped this book might finally succeed after failing to find a publisher for her first novel. (

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