Secrets of the Heart
By (author) Gilda O'Neill
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Secrets of the Heart by Gilda O'Neill
Book DescriptionThey believed it would never happen again. They hoped it would be over by Christmas...Britain is at war and the proximity of the docks means that life in and around London's Turnbury Buildings is hard and dangerous. Chances are taken, people have secrets, hearts are broken. And feelings about foreigners are running high. Sixteen-year-old Freddie Jarrett is secretly seeing a girl from the local Chinese community - a relationship that would be frowned on by both families, despite the fact that they all support the fight for freedom from oppression. And his sister Grace has her own secret to hide. A secret that no one outside the immediate family must ever know. As the threat of the Luftwaffe looms over the docks, the community is threatened with being torn apart by prejudice, fear and separation, and the disturbing loss of stability that brings with it the feeling that it is only what happens today that counts for anything...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099492320
(178mm x 111mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gilda O'Neill
Rough Justice, Paperback (March 2007)
The Flanagans, the Tanners and the Lovells live in the Turnbury Building. Nell Flanagan is married to Stephen, a brute of a man. Nell hides the abuse she has suffered at his hands from her children. Martin Lovell admires Nell. When he sees Stephen attacking Nell, he can stand back no longer, but his actions have repercussions for all the families.
Lost Voices, Paperback (November 2006)
In the 1940s, nearly a quarter of a million East Londoners decamped annually for the hopfields of Kent. Most of the pickers were women, who would take their children and other dependent relatives to stay in the hoppers' huts on the farms. This book records the memories of some of them, in their own words.
Of Woman Born, Paperback (April 2005)
For Lisa O'Donnell, the past is a dangerous place. Born into a world dominated by her father's notorious reputation, even her name marks her out. But Lisa's determined to make a new life for herself and so, adopting a false identity, she takes a respectable job in the city.
Make Us Traitors, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Gilda O'Neill
The O'Donnell family ran their manor in the East End with a fist of iron, keeping control of their gambling, prostitution and protection rackets. Now, Eileen O'Donnell is out of prison and her sons Luke and Brendan are running the show. It ought to be time for some peace and quiet. Instead, the trouble is only just beginning.
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Author Biography - Gilda O'Neill
Gilda O'Neill was born and brought up in the East End and continued to live and write there with her husband and family. She left school at fifteen but returned to education as a mature student. Secrets of the Heart is her eleventh novel. She has also had six non-fiction books published including the highly-acclaimed Sunday Times bestsellers, My East End and Our Street. Sadly she died on 24 September 2010 after a short illness.
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