Thursday, 26 July 2012

A previously published book - new cover - new title!

East End Jubilee - previously published as Rose of Ruby Street. With the Queen's amazing 2012 "Jubilee Journeying" I thought I'd recap on one of my re-published titles.

June 2nd, 1953. The residents of Ruby Street in London's East End are celebrating the new Queen's coronation. It's a day of joy and laughter, a new beginning for a nation still in the grip of rationing, still sufferng the aftermath of the Blitz. But for Rose Weaver, the day ends in tragedy when her husband Eddie is arrested on suspicion of theft. It's only the first of several shocks as Rose discovers some unpleasant facts about the man she married eight years before, the man she thought she knew so well. Struggling to provide for herself and her two daughters, Rose realises that she'll need the help of family, friends and the good neighbours of Ruby Street if she's to have any chance of pulling through. And when a handsome salesman knocks at her door, it's hard to resist temptation ...
I liked writing Rose - she was a gutsy heroine. And has enjoyed her second life this year at a very appropriate time. Notification made clearer on the books, by-the-way, for those who read her first time around.


  1. Before I even read "June 2, 1953," my immediate first impression of the visual you had up was: that looks like something from the fifties.