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Handbags and Gladrags

by Sally Worboyes

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance

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The East End of London brought vividly to life by an author who draws on family history to bring authenticity to her gutsy and passionate tales.  She is one of the best in the area.

Comparison: Gilda O’Neil, Maggie Hudson, Kimberley Chambers.

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Handbags and Gladrags Synopsis

Growing up in Bethnal Green, Charlotte longs for the day she's old enough to put on her gladrags and be part of the swinging sixties. But her parents have other plans and move out to the quiet of the countryside, leaving Charlie homesick as she grows into a beautiful young woman.

So when a childhood friend walks back into her life just as Charlie turns eighteen, it seems like the chance she's been waiting for to return to the bright lights. Back in the old streets and alleyways of her childhood, there are plenty of people who have never forgotten her. Surrounded by friends and family, it's everything she's ever dreamed of.

But Charlie's dreams are shattered when brutal violence strikes close to home. For it turns out that London has a dark side too, and the East End hides as many sinners as saints…

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ISBN: 9780752884554
Publication date: 16/04/2009
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752884554
Publication date: 16th April 2009
Author: Sally Worboyes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,

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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