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A Cuckoo in Candle Lane by Kitty Neale
  

A Cuckoo in Candle Lane

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Debut novel about family life in post-war London. Gritty and powerful.

If you like Kitty Neale you might also like to read books by Kerry Katona, Beryl Matthews and Jane Elliott.

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A Cuckoo in Candle Lane by Kitty Neale

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. Their move is to enable Bert to finance his new removal business. They are a warm-hearted family and Elsie soon befriends her neighbour Ruth Marchant whose husband Ken has never allowed her to forget that their daughter Sally is the result of her indiscretion while he was away during the war. This friendship between the two women changes their lives and Ann and Sally also become friends, growing up as teenagers together in the South London swinging sixties. Family life is at the heart of Candle Lane; the ups and downs of marriage and the parent-child bond - ranging from the worst excesses of childhood sexual abuse to a maternal love so devoted that a mother will collude to break a young girl's heart in order to protect her own son.

This is a wonderful debut novel. Kitty Neale is a superb storyteller. She explores the theme of love, showing it at its best, brightest and very darkest moments.

About the Author

Kitty Neale

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.

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Publication date

2nd December 2004

Author

Kitty Neale

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Publisher

Orion Original

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9780752859361

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