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The scarlet sisters: my nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames

The scarlet sisters: my nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames

Batten, Helen, author

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 wars. It's a story full of surprises and scandal - a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and young, tragic deaths. But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope - crazy wagers, late night Charlestons and stolen kisses. As she unravels the story of Nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past, and sees a way she might herself find love again

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Ebury Press, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Batten
ISBN: 0091959691, 9780091959692
Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: London (England) Social life and customs 20th century.; Swain, Bertha.; Families England London History 20th century.; Batten, Helen.; London (England) Social life and customs 21st century.; Families England London History 21st century.; History.