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The Scarlet Sisters: My nanna’s story of secrets and heartache on the banks…

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‘Oh my goodness – another girl Mrs Swain!’
Clara’s normal iron composure broke and she screamed, ‘No! That’s not the bloody deal!’
And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world.

When Helen Batten’s marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family’s past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna’s early life.

What she unearths is a tale of five feisty red heads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world…

The Scarlet Sisters

Author : Helen Batten  |  Pub Date : 2015-07-16  |  Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781473502697
ISBN 13 : 1473502691

‘Oh my goodness – another girl Mrs Swain!’ Clara’s normal iron composure broke and she screamed, ‘No! That’s not the bloody deal!’ And that is how my nanna, Bertha Sw..



Children Of The Mill

Author : David Hanson  |  Pub Date : 2014-07-17  |  Publisher : Headline

ISBN 10 : 9781472220424
ISBN 13 : 1472220420

Channel 4's The Mill captivated viewers with the tales of the lives of the young girls and boys in a northern mill. Focusing on the lives of the apprentices at Quarry Bank Mill, Da..



The Scarlet Sisters

Author : Myra MacPherson  |  Pub Date : 2014-03-04  |  Publisher : Twelve

ISBN 10 : 9781455547708
ISBN 13 : 1455547700

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power str..



Sisters Of The East End

Author : Helen Batten  |  Pub Date : 2013-09-26  |  Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781448175642
ISBN 13 : 144817564X

Heart-warming tales of nursing and midwifery from the Sisters who worked with Jennifer Worth. ‘A second’s silence and then an almighty scream. It was the most moving thing I ha..



The Sisters Of Battle Road

Author : J.M. Maloney  |  Pub Date : 2017-03-09  |  Publisher : Random House

ISBN 10 : 9781473542709
ISBN 13 : 1473542707

In 1939 Annie Jarman and her six young daughters were evacuated from their south London home and sent to the Sussex countryside to wait out the war. Refusing to be parted, they fac..



Confessions Of A Showman

Author : Gerry Cottle  |  Pub Date : 2007-08-01  |  Publisher : Vision

ISBN 10 : 1905745168
ISBN 13 : 9781905745166

Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to join the circus when he was just5 and soon married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time, he was thewner of the biggest circu..



Shoes Were For Sunday

Author : Molly Weir  |  Pub Date : 2012-03-29  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780241957936
ISBN 13 : 0241957931

'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-o..



My Secret Sister

Author : Helen Edwards  |  Pub Date : 2013-03-14  |  Publisher : Pan Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781447228882
ISBN 13 : 144722888X

Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could not protect her from her ..



The Secrets Of The Notebook

Author : Eve Haas  |  Pub Date : 2013-10-01  |  Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781628723076
ISBN 13 : 1628723076

“The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most in..



The Unmarried Mother

Author : Sheila Tofield  |  Pub Date : 2013-03-28  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9781405911351
ISBN 13 : 1405911352

Sheila Tofield tells her moving true story about being a single mother in 1950s Britain, in The Unmarried Mother. 'A searing, honest testimony' Lesley Pearse Sheila grew up in Roth..



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