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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..



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..



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..



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..



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 ..



All My Mother S Secrets

Author : Beezy Marsh  |  Pub Date : 2018-08-09  |  Publisher : Pan Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9781509892716
ISBN 13 : 1509892710

A vivid, heart-warming story of survival Annie Austin’s childhood ends at the age of twelve, when she joins her mother in one of the slum laundries of Acton, working long hours f..



Secrets My Mother Kept

Author : Kath Hardy  |  Pub Date : 2013-10-10  |  Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN 10 : 9781444763263
ISBN 13 : 1444763261

Kath grew up on a vast council estate in the 1950s, the second youngest of ten children. The two most important people in young Kath's life were her charismatic but manipulative mo..



Felix The Railway Cat

Author : Kate Moore  |  Pub Date : 2017-02-23  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9781405929790
ISBN 13 : 1405929790

It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. 'The global..



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