Trouble in Paradise
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Trouble in Paradise

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The end of World War II in Europe spreads joy through London, but for Zelda Fluck the news isn't all good. The end to hostilities will bring her violent husband Charlie home. It also sets off a chain of events that brings more strife and destruction to the people of Paradise Gardens, Hackney - including Zeldas squabbling family and the mysterious local healer, Zinnia Makep...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published 2004)
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Kathy Davie
Envy, pride, and weakness spur the troubles experienced in the Paradise neighborhood. A loverly fictional period piece surrounding a working class neighborhood in wartime England revolving around support and conflict within families, between neighbors, and nations. The main character, Zelda, has husband trouble which is held at bay by his being in the army. Luckily, Zelda has lots of support from friends, her mother and grandmother, and a healer in the neighborhood, Zinnia.

The war itself creates...more
Trouble in Paradise is the prequel to "Not all Tarts are Apple". It is the story of Zelda Flock and her colorful neighbors. Lots of trouble lurks about in 1940's post-war London.
Liked this one better than The Widow Ginger. It makes me want to go back and reread Not All Tarts Are Apple, now that I know Zelda's backstory!
James Hays
The first adult's-eye view of the series. Stands alone. Explores the past of one of the characters in the other books.
Kevin Tiemeyer
Interesting side story to her other two books. I found it much more interesting then her other two books.
Prequel to Granger's stories of post-war Soho--very appealling.
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Pip Granger was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, in 1947. Her first job was with the City of Westminster, teaching children who had been excluded from school because of emotional and health problems, and she worked as a literacy and special needs teacher in Stoke Newington and Hackney in the 1970s and 1980s. After quitting teaching, she wrote for a while on non-fiction partworks, including My Garden and...more
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