Tuesday 24 July 2018

Keeping My Sisters' Secrets
Beezy Marsh

Another of my holiday reading books to review today. I loved this one and can't wait to read the author's new book which is published next month!

I have had this book on my TBR pile for a while and when I was choosing my holiday reads, I had to take this one as I am a sucker for a saga! I come from South East London and love reading about the streets where I come from, so this was a fabulous, easy read for me.
This story is about three sisters, Eva, Peggy and Kathleen and the story of their upbringing on the streets of London’s Waterloo.
I must admit, I found the way their violent father treated their hardworking mother (and sometimes the girls) very difficult to stomach, but I know that sort of behaviour was very common then.
Kathleen is very poorly when she is younger and is hospitalised for a while, leaving her weak and vulnerable.
Peggy is the serious one and wants to change the world!
Ava is the rebel and is desperate to get out of the poverty the family is living in and enters into the undesirable world of thieving. She becomes a member of a professional gang of thieves, who wouldn’t look out of place in the times of Oliver Twist!
This book has all the emotions you could possibly want – it can be desperately sad one minute and then leave you chuckling the next!
I will definitely be reading more from this author and can’t wait to read her next novel which is out next month!

You can order a copy of the book from Amazon here

About the Author

Beezy Marsh is an award-winning journalist, who has spent more than 20 years making the headlines in newspapers including The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times.
This was never going to be enough for a girl from Hartlepool, whose primary school teacher told her to give up her dream of becoming a poet and concentrate on being a nurse instead. Thirty years later, give or take, she became an author.

Her first novel, MR MAKE BELIEVE, was published by Ipso Books in April 2017. It charts one imperfect mother’s attempts to find the key to lasting romance, with the help of daydreams about a hunky actor and an internet blog about her life, which catapults her to stardom and into his arms. Will living the dream provide the answers she seeks or is true love just make believe?

Her biography of legendary gangsters Mad Frankie Fraser and his bank robber sons follows the family's 100 years on the wrong side of the law. MAD FRANK AND SONS, published by Pan Macmillan, has been optioned for a film by Bill Kenwright Productions Ltd.

The memoir KEEPING MY SISTER'S SECRETS, tells the moving story of three sisters born into poverty in 1930s London and their fight for a survival through a decade of social upheaval and the Second World War. It was published by Pan Macmillan on July 27th 2017

Beezy is married, with two young sons, and lives in Oxfordshire with a never-ending pile of laundry. Read her LIFE-LOVE-LAUNDRY blog and get latest book news at www.beezy-marsh.com
Follow Beezy on Twitter @beezymarsh

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