Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

Keeping My Sisters' Secrets

Book - 2017
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"Eva, Peggy and Kathleen were sisters born into a close-knit working class family, living in a tiny terraced house in a street so rough the police would only walk down it in pairs. As they grew up between the wars, they dreamed of escaping their father's anger and the struggle of daily life in Waterloo. Peggy was a studious girl so appalled by conditions in the factories that she became a Communist. Beautiful Kathleen, with a voice like silk, experienced tragedy too young and was destined to have her heart broken time and time again. Feisty Eva became a thief as a child so she could help their mother put food on the table - and never lost her rebellious streak. As the years passed, the sisters stayed together, sharing each other's lives, supporting each other through hard times and protecting each other by whatever means necessary. Keeping My Sisters' Secrets is the rich, moving story of their fight to survive through decades of social upheaval - their love for each other the one constant in a changing world."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: London :, Pan Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9781509842650
Branch Call Number: 921 MAR
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 20 cm

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Feb 01, 2018

A good story about 3 sisters born into poverty and fight for survival. Wasn't sure when I started to read the book if it would keep my interest, but the more I read and got to know each of the sisters and the people in their lives, the better the book became.

This story has potential for pathos and some compassion for the victims of poverty in England. But "Hard Times" it is not! The plot is a shopping list of tragedies and poor choices. As the characters waded through their disasters, I finally had to skip to the last chapter to uncover the not so satisfying resolution of this facile story-telling.

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Feb 01, 2018

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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