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The Cockney Angel

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  175 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Eighteen-year-old Irene Angel lives with her parents in a tiny room above the shop where her crippled mother ekes out a living selling pickles and sauces, whilst her charming but feckless father Billy gambles away what little money they do manage to earn. And it is all Irene can do to keep the family together.

Billy's addiction soon leads him into trouble. Despite having be
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ebook, 576 pages
Published November 10th 2009 by Cornerstone Digital (first published 2009)
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Daniel Lee
Mar 13, 2010 Daniel Lee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Irene Angel is a girl who is selling pickles and sauces in the streets of London. The general plot is: Dad gets in trouble, Irene gets Dad. Dad gets in trouble, but get money with gambling. Dad gets trouble BIG time, Irene STILL gets dad while loving a "copper" who put dad in jail and facing the mean Sykes gang.

I was almost resady to quit this, but for the sake of book reports, I continued. Somethings are weird about this book.
1. It's corny
2. There is no proper romance.
3. Its too long to bother
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Molly Guy
Mar 24, 2011 Molly Guy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved, loved, loved.
I hope somewhere there was a girl in London who was exactly the same as this one.
Sarah
Feb 05, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
cockney saga brill loved it couldnt put down
Tracey
May 22, 2012 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i quite enioyed this book. Irene was a great character .
Marguerite J W White
I loved this book with its authenticity of some words I never knew and with the lives of the people in that world,I loved the humour and the compassion of the people the romance and some of the darkness surrounding the underworld of gangs,The hardness of some of the gentry and business people but also the gentleness of some people and kindness,The way that men were to women but also the way that it portrayed in nice surroundings the essex countryside in which I relish,I loved everything about th ...more
Steph Dinning
Jan 13, 2016 Steph Dinning rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this book and I liked Irene as she was a strong willed character who wasn't pathetic when it came to men,like a lot of girls are in books from centuries ago.
It was a good enough interesting plot with a few other good characters tho it was obvious how the story would go and it was a bit dry in places.
The only irritating thing was Irene's belief in her fathers innocence,yes he was to a certain degree but really he did bring it all on himself n she wouldn't hear a bad word said agai
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Andrea
Apr 19, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant love dilly court books loved this story Irene father is a gambler spends all his money and gets involved in the Sykes who are dangerous put this book as another favorite's love a good story read this book.
Gill
Mar 31, 2013 Gill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the first two-thirds of this book but started to lose interest towards the end, However I thought it was a good read although not as good as some of her other books.
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Dilly Court grew up in North-east London and began her career in television, writing scripts for commercials. She is married with two grown-up children and four grandchildren, and now lives in Dorset on the beautiful Jurassic Coast with her husband. She is the author of seventeen novels and also writes under the name of Lily Baxter.
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