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Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams
12 Jan 2017 * TRADE PAPERBACK * £14.99 * 9781784973346

Following the Wall Street Crash, Matty Gilbie flees home from New York to Bermondsey, her acting dreams in tatters and her life in danger from the mob.

Fiction / FT (Saga)
Extent: 464 pages  Format: 228 x 145 mm
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Also in The Factory Girls series
Bourbon Creams and Tattered DreamsThe Factory Girls, 4by Mary Gibson

From America to Bermondsey, a story of hope, heartbreak and hardship, by the bestselling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts.

London, 1930.
He promised her the earth. She found herself in hell.

Handsome Frank Rossi took Matty Gilbie away from her working class roots in Bermondsey, East London and promised her fame and fortune. In America, the Cockney Canary would become a movie star. As his wife, she would be half of a power couple, fêted and adored by all. But the Wall Street Crash of 1929 puts paid to all that, and as Frank becomes more violent and unstable, Matty flees in the dead of night.

Once home in Bermondsey, she goes into hiding and starts desperately looking for work. But only Peak Freans, the hated biscuit factory, is hiring staff. Then, as a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, Matty learns that Frank is on the move, determined to find her and get her back.


'This book should not be missed. I cannot recommend it highly enough' Mrs H, Amazon reviewer.

'I LOVED this book. So much detail that I felt I was there. Great characters and so emotional' Oriette, Amazon reviewer.

'Amazing, heartfelt and moving' 23reviewstreet.

'This book is filled with love, laughter and hope, and while the characters do have their share of misfortunes and tragedies, what comes across in Gibson's writing is something that is sadly missing in today's modern, fast paced world – Community' Andrea Pryke, Amazon reviewer.

'The fascinating history combined with a story about real people with real problems and a lovely romantic ending made me fall in love with this book. I highly recommend this heartwarming story, it has a lot of charm and character' Suze Alexander, Amazon reviewer.

Mary Gibson was born and brought up in Bermondsey, south east London, where both her grandmother and mother were factory girls. She is the author of the bestselling Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, which was selected for World Book Night 2015, and five other novels, Jam and Roses, Gunner Girls and Fighter Boys, Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams, Hattie's Home and A Sister's Struggle. @MaryGibsonBooks

'Wonderfully descriptive ... A must-read' OK Magazine

'A compelling read' My Weekly

'A fabulous, fascinating read' Vanessa Feltz

'Danger, glamour and adventure ... An explosive finale which will have readers frantically turning the pages' The Bookbag

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