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The Scarlet Sisters Audiobook

The Scarlet Sisters: My nanna's story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames

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'Oh my goodness - another girl, Mrs Swain!'

Clara's normal iron composure broke, and she screamed, 'No! That's not the bloody deal!' And that was how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world.

When Helen Batten's marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family's past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna's early life.

What she unearths is a tale of five feisty redheads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world wars. It's a story full of surprises and scandal - a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and children taken far too soon. It's as if there is a family curse.

But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope - crazy wagers, late-night Charlestons and stolen kisses. As she unravels the story of nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past and sees a way she might herself find love again.

©2015 Helen Batten (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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    steph 14/11/2016
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    I found this book .boring in .bits it would seem to jump from one person to another too many time.

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