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YESTERDAY: Winner of the Guardian Legend Times Self-Published Book of the Month award, November 2014.

During the riots between the Mods and Rockers in the early Sixties, teenager Cathy finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the events which follow will haunt her for the rest of her life. Forty years later as a middle-aged journalist, she’s forced to revisi
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Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published April 8th 2014
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Caroline Barker
Mar 11, 2015 Caroline Barker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is almost 51 years ago since the mayhem and chaos at the seaside resorts of Clacton and Brighton involving the Mods and Rockers, and yet Yesterday keeps the whole era alive with the music, fashions, dialogue, and day-to-day life. Focusing on the life of fourteen year old Cathy, Yesterday delves into her involvement with the Mods and Rockers, her friends and bullies at school, pressure from her mum to get good grades, trouble with her mum’s new male friend, and a violent stabbing that involves ...more
Melanie
Apr 19, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s 2004, shortly before the 40th anniversary of the Bank Holiday riots of 1964, and journalist, Cathy has been asked to write an article about her time during the riots for a Sunday supplement. To do so, Cathy has to revisit her youth to not only tell her story but also try and discover it’s ending.

Back to 1963 and an almost 14 year old Cathy has discovered The Beatles (and more importantly, Paul McCartney’s big brown eyes). On the bus home from school, she’s peeking over the shoulder of one o
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Erin
Apr 24, 2014 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Firstly, thank you to Jennifer Cooper, Sheila’s PR, for getting in touch with me to see if I’d be interested in reading and reviewing Sheila’s latest book Yesterday. Yesterday was released on the 17th of April and you can find it here.

I was intrigued by the 60s setting and I don’t really know very much about the Mods and Rockers so that intrigued me too. The story is set in the 60s right when all of the fighting between the two groups of music/fashion followers happened. The story follows Cathy
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I am also published under the name of OLIVIA RYAN - see separate page.

I have lived in Essex (UK) all my life, having been born in Romford and now living near Chelmsford, with my husband Alan. We have three married daughters and six grandchildren. I've been writing as a hobby ever since I was a little girl, and finally achieved my lifelong ambition to have a novel published, with the acceptance in
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