Ella has lived in the East End of London all her life, and when her husband determines to move to Epsom to be near the racecourse he frequents and loves, Ella's refusal to join him breaks up their tempestuous marriage. Ella soon loses the will to keep smart, trim, and fit - until her mother steps in to pick up the pieces. It works: Ella gets a job as barmaid in the British Legion club and begins to take pride in her appearance again. When Dennis turns up for a drink one night, he is taken by surprise - and remembers what attracted him to her in the first place. Can Dennis change his wheeler-dealer ways and win back his wife?
©2005 Elizabeth Waite; (P)2006 Soundings