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  • Title: The Scarlet Sisters: My nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames
  • Author: Helen Batten
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • Oh my goodness another girl Mrs Swain Clara s normal iron composure broke and she screamed, No That s not the bloody deal And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world When Helen Batten s marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family s past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna s early life What she un Oh my goodness another girl Mrs Swain Clara s normal iron composure broke and she screamed, No That s not the bloody deal And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world.When Helen Batten s marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family s past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna s early life What she unearths is a tale of five feisty red heads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world wars It s a story full of surprises and scandal a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and children taken far too soon It s as if there is a family curse But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope crazy wagers, late night Charlestons and stolen kisses As she unravels the story of Nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past, and sees a way she might herself find love again.
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    Commentaires:

    Sarah
    3 stars: I liked it. I actually loved the "historical" parts, in which the author describes the family lives of her grandmother, great-aunts and great-grandparents, spanning from the end of the 19th century to World War II. I am particularly interested because I, too, have been trying to build a picture of the lives of my own ancestors in Hackney during that period, and some of the comments on social history were fascinating. Differences especially in the attitudes of others at that time, illnes [...]

    Carola
    I enjoyed the book, but found it a bit lacking.It is very much centred on the concept of fate and about the journey of the author haunted/blessed into following the same drama as her ancestors. The characters are interesting and well described, but it is very much a story of family heartache closed behind the door of their house. I felt the world outside was only superficially pictured and at the end I still didn't know much about the life of women in the twenties and forties, which was what I w [...]

    Linda Hardy
    Helen tells the story of her nanna and her sisters and the struggles they all had in their lives whilst growing up in London and on the outskirts of London, I found the book really interesting to begin with, but I reached about 80% of the way through it and the story just started to get a bit all the same and seemed to be dragging on.

    Kelley
    Good true story.

    margaret truman
    GrippingHave absolutely enjoyed this book. The story of the sister's was amazing. It being true was the icing on the cake.

    AlisonBoniface
    This was an excellent book. It takes the reader on a journey with several generations of women in the same family. A fantastic read that makes you want to know more about each women in the family.

    Scarlett O.H.
    Nice read, good to read a book writen about the writers family and ancestors but with a lot of self analysing going on at the same time. This is really what you would call a heartwarming book.

    Mebsie
    A biography which with the history of my own family I find interesting. Also interesting from a life is like that angle.

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