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Jacky Hyams

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Born
Yorkshire, UK, The United Kingdom
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My home town: London

Member Since
November 2012


History, especially the 20th Century, is a real passion for me. Yet I didn't start writing about it until quite recently because my career as a journalist and editor took up all my waking hours! I started out as a feature writer, in Sydney Australia, on magazines like Woman's Day, Cosmopolitan and Rolling Stone and my career as a columnist and movie writer took me all over the world for many years until I arrived back where I started, in London, England and various editing jobs on mass market magagines like Bella and Me. Then I freelanced for many years for many major newspapers and magazines. In 2005, I decided there was a real need for an informative self help book for families with older parents and my first book, Time to Help Your Paren ...more

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Jacky Hyams Hi Stacy,

As long as you continue to attribute my name and the book title to anything you write, I am happy to help. If you are writing about working…more
Hi Stacy,

As long as you continue to attribute my name and the book title to anything you write, I am happy to help. If you are writing about working women post WW2, the last chapters of Bombsites are useful, in that there was a huge boom in London for office workers in the early 60s. For the first time, young school leavers, ie typists and secretaries, were earning salaries that enabled them to splash out on fashionable clothes, etc. The Swinging London phenomenon was partly due to this surge in consumer spending by youngsters. My follow up to Bombsites, White Boots & Mini Skirts, which starts in 1966, gives a very clear picture of working life for young girls in London back then. Email me direct, please on jrhyams@gmail.com if you have any more questions. I don't use GoodReads very much.
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Jacky Hyams I don't get writer's block as such but days when I feel tired and my energy isn't at its highest level. I tend to rely on my own instincts.
If…more
I don't get writer's block as such but days when I feel tired and my energy isn't at its highest level. I tend to rely on my own instincts.
If something tells me 'just leave it', I do! Fortunately, when I'm firing on all cylinders I can make up for the flat or do little days.(less)
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Fifty years ago, a 21 year old woman, a stunningly beautiful bride, walked down the aisle of an East End church to marry a handsome but notorious criminal.

Following a courtship which had lasted seven years, Frances Shea had finally tied the knot with Reggie Kray, one half of the notorious Kray twins duo, the East End gangsters who terrorised London in the Fifties and Sixties.

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