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  • Published: 23 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718189877
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 248

The Stepney Doorstep Society

The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace




The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars

While the men were away at war it was strong women like Joan, Marie, Babs, Beattie and Minksy who ruled the streets of the East End. Kate Thompson tells the real stories of the war experienced by these matriarchs, a tribe of working-class women in the stinking slums, teeming tenements and sweatshops of East London.

Forget church halls and jam-making, these powerfully authentic stories will have you questioning what you thought you knew about wartime women. From standing up to the Kray twins, taking over the London Underground and crawling out of bombsites, these women fought to survive and protect their community in some of our country's darkest hours.

  • Published: 23 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718189877
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 248

About the author

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson was born in Belfast. She came to Dublin to study French and English and had a successful career as an actress and voice-over artist before ditching the day job to write full-time. Her novels, It Means Mischief,More Mischief, Going Down, The Blue Hour (shortlisted for the Parker award in 2003), Striking Poses, A Perfect Life, Living the Dream and Sex, Lies and Fairytales, have been widely translated. Kate has had a ninth novel - Hard to Choos - published under her pen-name Pixie Pirelli. She divides her time between Dublin and the West of Ireland, is happily married with one daughter and is currently working on her tenth novel. For more information on Kate Thompson and her books, visit her website at: www.kate-thompson.com

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