Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts : Mary Gibson :The lowest-priced, brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. See details for additional description. This was for my mother-in-law as she enjoys reading these type of books and it was easy to find and order. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned. Fabulous book s great read. I have read all three books unfortunately I've read them out of order but you must read bourbon creams and tattered dreams after this one then jam and roses.
Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts
Strikes and riots erupt countrywide as the shadow of the Great War looms over Europe. But in one small corner of London, factory girl Nellie Clark's wages are all that keep her younger brothers and sister from starvation. And, as the young women of Pearce Duff's custard factory watch their menfolk prepare to march off to war, Nellie is forced to make a difficult choice: between the family who depend upon her, and the man she loves Following Nellie and her struggle through the hardship of life in First World War London , Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts is an outstandingly moving novel full of tenderness and drama. The characters are engaging and soon feel like old friends ' Joanna, Amazon reviewer. Couldn't put it down and had tears rolling down my face as I became entwined with the wonderful "cuckoo" family wanting them to survive' Dell, Amazon reviewer. It has everything a good story should have, it made me laugh, smile and weep in parts.
Cancel anytime. Three sisters in s struggle to make ends meet and protect their mother from their violent father. Milly works in Southwells jam factory. Elsie dreams of a career on the stage, while little Amy runs wild with her friends. All three of the girls fear the unforgiving temper of their father and their courageous attempts to protect their defenseless mother will have dramatic, disastrous consequences for them all. Handsome Frank Rossi took Matty Gilbie away from her working class roots in East London, promising her fame and fortune.
Share on:. In the tinder-dry summer of the factory workers of Bermondsey are about to ignite the flame of change, leading to the great Summer of Unrest. When the heat of the day dies down, however, she is reminded of the stark reality that her wages are needed to feed her starving siblings. How will her drunken, violent father react when he finds out what she has done? From the first scene in the book, I knew I was in for a treat. Gibson has a knack of setting the scene perfectly and the opening description of the hot, oppressive custard factory, with clouds of yellow dust suspended in the air was so vividly evocative, I could almost taste the sweet powder on my lips as I read.
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