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The Bermondsey Bookshop
06 Feb 2020 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781788542630

The inspiring story of one girl's struggle against poverty, hunger and family cruelty, set in 1920s London.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 448 pages
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Hattie's Home
A Sister's Struggle
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Jam and Roses
Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys
Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
Also by Mary Gibson
The Bermondsey Bookshop: A heart-wrenching saga of love and loss in 1920s Londonby Mary Gibson

'Happiness had never been something she'd looked for. A quiet day with no insults or wallops, that was the best she could imagine.'

London, 1920s

Kate Goss lives in a freezing cold garret, bullied by her aunt and cousins. She dreams of being rescued by her handsome father. No one knows where he is, or what he is doing, just that he is sure to come back a rich man.

By the time Kate is seventeen, she has learnt to cope alone. When her aunt throws her out, she finds a job as a cleaner in the Bermondsey Bookshop and Reading Room.

Here she will discover a world she never knew existed. But trouble is never far away and long-held secrets are about to burst into the open, ensnaring her in a web of lies and violence. Will she ever be able to escape?

Praise for The Bermondsey Bookshop:

'Poignant and intensely emotional' BOOKISH JOTTINGS

'A fabulous, fascinating read' VANESSA FELTZ

'I simply couldn't put it down' THE BOOKBAG

'A must-read' OK MAGAZINE

Mary Gibson was born and brought up in Bermondsey, south east London, where both her grandmother and mother were factory girls. She is the author of the bestselling Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, which was selected for World Book Night 2015, and five other novels, Jam and Roses, Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys, Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams, Hattie's Home and A Sister's Struggle. marygibsonauthor.co.uk @MaryGibsonBooks

From the author of CUSTARD TARTS AND BROKEN HEARTS, which has sold over 192,000 copies.

Rich in social history and domestic drama and hardship. No one does it like Mary Gibson.

Another great saga about the lives of working women before the war, based on the true story of the Bermondsey Bookshop.

MARKET: Katie Flynn; Dilly Court; Maureen Lee.


'An inspiring story' My Weekly

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