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Ups and Downs by Mary Jane Staples

Ups and Downs

Part of the The Adams Family Series
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The continuing saga of the troubles and strife in 1950s Walworth of the Adams family and as ever it really hits the mark

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Ups and Downs by Mary Jane Staples

As the 1950s progress, several unexpected happenings ruffle the usually calm atmosphere of Adams family life. Sammy and Boots are troubled by the first stirrings of industrial unrest, as the unions start to flex their muscles and old loyalties change, while an attractive new employee causes Sammy some troubles of a different kind. The older generation are more than a little surprised at what they see around them as society moves on and the lives of the youngsters are being taken over by rock ‘n’ roll. Young Emily, still only thirteen but old beyond her years, catches the eye of a teddy boy, while Linda is pursued by a smooth-talking young man. But good sense and good luck prevail, and the Adams family find the strength to cope with these challenging times.

About the 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.

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Publication date

3rd January 2005


Mary Jane Staples

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Corgi Original


368 pages


Romantic Fiction
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