With little money but full of determination, Katherine escapes Gerald's violent advances and takes lodgings in Rotherhithe, with her cook's sister, Milly. Despite its poverty, Dockhands London is full of hope and friendship and, in helping her new neighbors through their difficulties, Katherine finally begins to tackle her troubled past. But even as she rebuilds her life around the pie-and-mash shop where she works, a terrible shadow is hanging over the country. And little does anyone know the horrors 1914 will unleash.
"A brilliant story full of surprises." (Woman's Realm) "Flowers with the atmosphere of old Docklands London." (Manchester Evening News)
Not a bad read, just a bit predictable and not unlike some other books I have read or listened to about a strong willed woman being a hero in times when women had no rights. The reader was excellent, but then again I am a sucker for accents.
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liked rhe narrator. did not like the story. wont read rhis author again. too sad. every 3rd person died.