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Down Our Street
by Joan Jonker
The Second World War is finally over and best friends Molly Bennett and Nellie McDonough are bursting with happiness. Their beloved sons are coming home at last and their eldest children are planning to marry each other. When a double wedding is announced, Molly is determined to give her two beautiful daughters a day to remember for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published April 6th 2000 by Headline
(first published January 1st 1999)
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I normally like Joans books but this one grated on me. Add to that the fact that she normally is dead against violence towards women and nearly all her books have a woman being battered by an evil husband who then gets his comeuppance. We get told in this book it's acceptable for Fanny's husband to give het a black eye because she was going to tell a returning prisoner of war that his wife had had affairs while he was away. Talk about double standards
Joan Jonker was born and bred in Liverpool. She founded the charity-run organisation Victims of Violence and she lives in Southport. She has two sons and two grandsons.More about Joan Jonker...