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A sister's bond

A sister's bond

Brellend, Kay, author

After her mother dies, Livvie Bone knows it's down to her to support her family and protect her younger siblings from their drunken father. But life in Wood Green in 1913 is hard and full of danger, and one night she needs protection herself. When the mysterious Joe Hunter steps in to help her, Livvie can't help but be drawn to him in spite of his unsavoury reputation. Then Livvie is offered the chance to work at the Barratt's Sweet Factory. Suddenly she has a chance to better herself - and to offer her family a way out

Hardback, Book. English. Domestic fiction. General.
Published London: Piatkus, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Kay Brellend
ISBN: 0349415269, 9780349415260
Physical Description: 389 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Wood Green (London, England) Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.

Author note

Kay Brellend never imagined she would become a writer, certainly not a writer of novels inspired by her own family. Kay's Campbell Road series, set in the 'worst street in London' follows the same Islington family covering the years between WW1 and WW2. The Campbell Road series of books has been an absorbing journey and she has learned much about the toughness and resilience of her ancestors: Kay feels pride in her roots in the worst street in north London.

Her new series, published by Piatkus, is set in North London in 1913 and tells the stories of the families who work for Barratts Sweet Factory. It has all the heart, grit and personal connection that distinguishes her as one of the most exciting voices in the saga genre.

Please visit her website for more information.

Back cover copy

Olivia had turned her back on the factory and shifted to one side, out of sight of the men loading up the boxes of sweets. She knew her father didn't like his kids anywhere near the factory, in case they were asked questions about him. But she had questions about him and she wished she could find the words to ask them because not knowing was driving her mad.

'Looking for work?'

Olivia's fierce concentration was rudely interrupted. She whipped about, gazing up into a handsome face set with a pair of dark blue eyes.

Praise for Kay Brellend:

'A compelling wartime drama'

'Her descriptions of the area [and] the feelings of her characters really transport you back in time . . . I felt as if I was a part of the story' Book Addicts Shaun

[could the design on the cover wrap around on the back please so that the bottom half of this back cover is covered by the street illustration?]