Tuesday, 30 August 2011

'The Street' by Kay Brellend


Released on: 3rd February 2011
Published by: Harper Fiction
ISBN No: 978 0 00 735863 2 

'Campbell Road was home to the most notorious criminals, thieves, prostitutes, fraudsters – every sort of rogue and vagabond drifted through this slum.’

Life was tough … but so were they. Alice Keiver is a sensitive girl, growing up in one of the roughest parts of North London. As the daughter of an alcoholic mother, and niece of an abusive uncle, she dreams that one day she and her baby sister will escape their rotten surroundings. Alice’s father, Jack Keiver, works day and night to provide for his family. But his hopes for a better life are dashed each time he returns home to find the money-jar raided and his feisty wife Tilly collapsed drunk in the corner. In the room below, Alice's downtrodden Aunt Fran spends most of her days nursing the injuries inflicted on her by her cruel husband Jimmy – but this time he's pushed the family too far and they're not going to let him get away with it. Revenge is going to be sweet.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Calum,

    This sounds like my kind of book and Kay a great new author in the genre.

    Her bio on Amazon says that she has written previous novels in the historical fiction genre under a pseudonym, but I am unable to find out any details about that period in her writing life, unfortunately.

    'The Street' has received some good reviews so far, and I see that Kay has another new book coming out later in the year, so I shall be keeping a look out for that.

    Thanks for the heads up on a great new author.

    Yvonne

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