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The Sugar Girls: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle's East End, 11 April 2012
This is a wonderfully well written book about the lives and times of people who worked for a major employer in the east end before, during and after the second world war. In particular it focuses on the lives of four girls and gives a superb overview of the social history of those times. The girls' lives were hard and sometimes difficult, but the sunny nature of the east enders shines through. This isn't a novel but a true story and will take the reader back to a time that some will recall with nostalgia and for others a look at how life used to be. It's funny and poignant at the same time.