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Head of Zeus
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts Mary Gibson
 The Factory Girls, 1

The captivating bestseller about a factory girl in Bermondsey during World War 1.

Britain, 1911.

Strikes and riots erupt countrywide as the shadow of the Great War looms over Europe. But in one small corner of London, factory girl Nellie Clark's wages are all that keep her younger brothers and sister from starvation.

And, as the young women of Pearce Duff's custard factory watch their menfolk prepare to march off to war, Nellie is forced to make a difficult choice: between the family who depend upon her, and the man she loves...

Following Nellie and her struggle through the hardship of life in First World War London, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts is an outstandingly moving novel full of tenderness and drama.

PRAISE FOR CUSTARD TARTS AND BROKEN HEARTS:

'The twists and turns of the friendship, love and family keep you gripped throughout. The characters are engaging and soon feel like old friends' Joanna, Amazon reviewer.

'Well written and beautifully told story of the hardships and heartache of early 1900's Britain. Couldn't put it down and had tears rolling down my face as I became entwined with the wonderful "cuckoo" family wanting them to survive' Dell, Amazon reviewer.

'This is a wonderful read. It has everything a good story should have, it made me laugh, smile and weep in parts. So well written that the characters come to life' Mafanwy, Amazon reviewer.

'Brilliant book – well written, well researched, compelling read' Squirrel 59, Amazon reviewer.

'An amazing and at times heart-rending story about the struggles of young women before and during the war. I was gripped from the start!' Mrs S, Amazon reviewer.

Head of Zeus * Saga
03 May 2018 * 416pp * £7.99 * 9781788543842
REVIEWS
'A cracking tale full of warmth and history'
Bella magazine
'A fabulous, fascinating read'
Vanessa Feltz
'A wonderful tale where family means everything'
Lovereading
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Author
Mary Gibson
Mary Gibson
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
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