They call them the custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship. But the shadow of the coming war looms over them; it will pull London's East End together as never before - even while it tears the world apart.
"A fabulous, fascinating read." (Vanessa Feltz)
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Thoroughly enjoyable ..
I just liked everything about this book. . .the characters were great & you could almost imagine yourself in there with them. . .
Nellie & Maggie . . . down to earth eastenders...
I dont really like Anne Dover's narrarations, but as the story was good,it took my mind of her a little !
I lived for years in the area that this book is set, so I knew all the roads that they were talking about.... made it much more real for me....
oh boy, what a cracker!!!
The storyline caught my heart as it reminded me so much of my gran who was a bermondsey lass and worked for bird's custard. And her elder sister Nell brought her up after their mum had died.,however tthe storyline was most enjoyable with a variety of strong, and weak characters,one of the best books i have read this year.
Nell being taken to the police station and meeting Sam afterward.
Nell was my favourite character and performed brilliantly by Anne especially when Nell lost her rag and had something to say
When Sam told Nell of his experiences during the war
Hope Mary Gibson has plenty more to write of the different families in Bermonsey, as i am already looking forward to her next book. I also please that her books are decent length, can't wait for more