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Lipstick and Powder

by Sally Worboyes

eBooks of the Month Sagas and Romance

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Set in the 70s with the atmosphere of the time really coming across, this is a tale of infidelity and betrayal which, although a little slow to start, soon gets you hooked.

Comparison: Lesley Pearse, Lynda Page, Maureen Lee.

Sarah Broadhurst

Lipstick and Powder Synopsis

Anna has everything to make her happy - a husband, a lovely little house in Bethnal Green, two much-longed-for twin baby boys. But recently her husband Frank has been acting differently. He's started coming home late, drinking more heavily. More than once Anna has been sure she's caught a whiff of perfume on his shirts. When confronted, Frank brushes Anna's cautious questions aside, but somehow, Anna knows deep down that something is wrong in their marriage.

Anna's sisters run an upmarket escort agency from a fine Victorian house nearby. It can be a risky business, but watching the carefree, laughter-filled banter of the women who work there, Anna begins to long for the girl she once was. Does being a wife and mother really mean that her dancing days are over? Maybe not. Old family friend Rob, a policeman who walks a fine line between right and wrong, is keen to show Anna a good time, even if her husband isn't...

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ISBN: 9780752893204
Publication date: 24/01/2008
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752893204
Publication date: 24th January 2008
Author: Sally Worboyes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Sagas and Romance,
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About Sally Worboyes

Sally Worboyes was born and grew up in Stepney with four brothers and a sister, and she brings some of the raw history of her own family background to her East End sagas. She now lives in Norfolk with her husband, with whom she has three grown-up children. She has written several plays which have been broadcast on Anglia Television and Radio Four. She also adapted her own play and novel, WILD HOPS, as a musical, THE HOP-PICKERS. 

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