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Father to Child By Mayar Akash
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“From the heights of joy to a much darker sorrow”, Father to Child is a collection of inspirational poems and musing that follow the author’s life from his own childhood up to when... More > he has children of his own and wishes to pass some of wisdom to them. It deals with a vast number of emotional topics, from the heights of joy to a much darker sorrow. Akash expertly weaves a number of complicated themes throughout his poetry and expresses his feelings in a beautifully blunt form of honesty. This collection gives a clear idea of what it was like growing up in the author’s shoes, how his cultural heritage and values shaped him as he grew up, and eventually how he came to terms with his identity. It also gives a deep insight into the struggles he has faced, in a touching, sometimes even heart wrenching manner. Like all great poetry, these touches your heart in a way you can’t quite put words to; I enjoyed the soulful journey alongside the author, Mayar Akash.< Less
Father to Child By Mayar Akash
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This book has come about as a result of a father losing the chance to have said, and wanted to say to his children; and as a child growing up. Thinking and writing what I felt and how I planned... More > things? I had no control over how I fitted in to things that were shaping my life. My life was being shaped and I had very little understanding and control over. Growing up in the thick of it made me who I am. On reflection I would change many things in life. I’ve put together a collection of reflections I recorded that affected me and my surroundings. How changes shaped me and my world. This collection is a capture of failures and challenges of a Sylheti that faced growing up in the East End of London.< Less
In My Father's Hands By Mary Fowler
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This true story chronicles the life of Mary Fowler and her family. Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1932, Mary and her family survive the bombing of Berlin only to endure the horrors of war and the... More > oppression of living in Soviet controlled East Berlin. The harshness of her existence causes Mary to search for her purpose in life. She finds a loving, living God. The conflict between her faith and communism compels her to leave her family, teaching profession, and homeland and immigrate to the United States. In the US, Mary finds a land of optimism and freedom marred by practices of sexual and racial discrimination. To survive, she must crack the corporate “glass ceiling” in the banking industry. As she approaches the end of her life’s journey, Mary recognizes that a loving God has been guiding her all the way, holding her in His hands.< Less
The Parents In Rhymes: Their Life, Death and Times By Julian Bowman
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This is an un-conventional story of love and abuse, a double biography and a social history. Compelled to write following the death of his mother and father Julian Bowman chose rhyming couplets, in... More > recognition of his parents’ remarkable interdependency - and as an act of protest against his father, a poet who hated rhyme. This epic story is told chronologically, from tough childhoods and murky pasts in the East End of London in the 1930s, to evacuation in 1940 and sexual abuse in the post-war years; from falling in love amidst rationing and the rising welfare state in the 1950s, to building an ideal nuclear family in suburbia in the 1960s; from hidden abuse and traumas in the 1970s to disturbing revelations, crisis and collapse in the 1980s; from reinvention and reconnection in the 1990s to creativity and final adventures in the 2000s - and on to final deterioration, hauntings and death in the 2010s.< Less
Percy and Bert—A Miriam Story By Molly Cutpurse
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Miriam was born into a warm East London Edwardian family in 1907. The first of four daughters to Percy and Faith Burrow, her youthful years were as eventful as her father and his twin brother, the... More > unmanageable and troublesome, Bert. The boys, born in 1874, the sons of Emma and Samuel, residents of Smithfield were to see great changes in their lifetime. Join Percy and Bert as their lives are traced from birth to when Percy marries Faith and she tells him that they are expecting their first child. Meanwhile, Bert’s vexatious young life prepares him for the kind of obliging and indispensably isolated man he is to become.< Less
Rebecca's Secrets By Robert Hart
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What happens when a boy starts asking questions? It’s New Year’s day, 1956, and as the low winter sun penetrates the dark corners of Eric Street, it sets fire to a boy’s curiosity.... More > “Until this day I’d lived unaware. I didn’t live my life — it lived me. But I did know I was different from other kids. There was something secret about me and my family. That morning I became curious. That day I started asking questions.” Charming, funny and sad, this novel is based on a true story. Tommy Angel is an orphan growing up with his grandparents, Rebecca and Daniel, in the East End of London in the Fifties. Tommy tries to make sense of the world around him but his questions arouse shameful memories, stir the family ghosts and open a box of dark family secrets. Gradually he uncovers the truth about his lost sisters, his real father and mother. The author, a distinguished educator, born in 1945, grew up in an extended Jewish family in the East End of London. This debut novel is based on his childhood.< Less
Rebecca's Secrets By Robert Hart
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What happens when a boy starts asking questions? It’s New Year’s day, 1956, and as the low winter sun penetrates the dark corners of Eric Street, it sets fire to a boy’s curiosity.... More > “Until this day I’d lived unaware. I didn’t live my life — it lived me. But I did know I was different from other kids. There was something secret about me and my family. That morning I became curious. That day I started asking questions.” Charming, funny and sad, this novel is based on a true story. Tommy Angel is an orphan growing up with his grandparents, Rebecca and Daniel, in the East End of London in the Fifties. Tommy tries to make sense of the world around him but his questions arouse shameful memories, stir the family ghosts and open a box of dark family secrets. Gradually he uncovers the truth about his lost sisters, his real father and mother. The author, a distinguished educator, born in 1945, grew up in an extended Jewish family in the East End of London. This debut novel is based on his childhood.< Less
Rebecca's Secrets: Based On a True Story By Robert Hart
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What happens when a boy starts asking questions? It's New Year's day, 1956, and as the low winter sun penetrates the dark corners of Eric Street, it sets fire to a boy's curiosity. "Until this... More > day I'd lived unaware. I didn't live my life - it lived me. But I did know I was different from other kids. There was something secret about me and my family. That morning I became curious. That day I started asking questions." Tommy Angel is an orphan growing up with his grandparents, Rebecca and Daniel, in the East End of London in the Fifties. Tommy tries to make sense of the world around him but his questions arouse shameful memories, stir the family ghosts and open a box of dark family secrets. Gradually he uncovers the truth about his lost sisters, his real father and mother. "Charming, funny and sad, this novel is based on a true story.< Less
Baker & Son By D. F. Skertchly
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What awful secrets did his Aunt Dolly's precious portrait conceal? Vinegar Lane – the London street in Bethnal Green where Jack Pudden, 10, the baker's son, lived, saw the murder on his... More > doorstep, there followed a family funeral. Jack accepted both as the norm, but when his father announced he was getting married again, this he could not accept. Sarah moved in almost at once. Jack hated her on sight. But with six in the house, they had to get along. It was in the years of the Depression, death and disease crept hand in hand along the street. The bakery's trade was close to collapsing. Jobless marchers threatened their lives. But, in the misery of those times and personal shocks, Jack, who'd been apprenticed out, came through to take over the bakery, and fall in love. Suddenly the sun shone for him … and along came the war. While Jack was away being a soldier, family skeletons emerged and other shocks touching on him. When Jack came home, with a VC, all the startling secrets were revealed.< Less
Human Conditioning By Louise Hirst
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“I am a product of my upbringing and my environment. I read that psychologists call it human conditioning. And no matter who we meet, no matter what we do or where we go, we all fall victim to... More > it in the end.”   East End of London. 1986. Aiden Foster is sixteen years old. He lives on the most notorious council estate in Hackney. He has no prospects. His father is an alcoholic. His mother never wanted him. His guardian is overbearing. He craves control over his own life. He wants out of the squalor. He wants to make a name for himself the only way he knows how. But at what cost to those closest to him? (PROFESSIONALLY EDITED)< Less

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