Cockney Orphan

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A compelling tale of ordinary East Enders caught up in extraordinary times, from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Previously published with the title Connie of Kettle Street
Amidst the death and destruction of war shines a ray of hope
7th September, 1940. The Isle of Dogs, heart of London's docklands, suffers the first terrible night of a nine-month Blitz. But for Connie Marsh, the discovery of an orphaned baby boy amongst the rubble brings a glimmer of hope to a time of darkness and suffering.
She also finds herself falling in love with handsome Vic Campion, the man who helped her rescue the child they've named Lucky.
But Connie's happiness is not to last. When his call-up papers arrive, Vic leaves for the navy - and Connie knows she might never see him again. And when a sinister figure emerges, claiming to be Lucky's grandfather, she is terrified of losing the child, too. Will she turn for comfort to Clint Hershey, the dashing GI who makes no secret of his admiration for her? Will she stay true to Vic, the man she really loves?
'Carol Rivers has captured the true spirit and resilient characters of East London' Jean Fullerton, author of A Glimpse of Happiness
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 480 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781849835206 | 
  • April 2013
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