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4.0 out of 5 stars
Shows the real East End of London in the 30s, 29 Jan. 2003
A very touching story of family loyalties, struggles and successes in a small east end alley.
The story becomes more intense as the children of the alley grow up and the reader can follow their tribulations as they find love, success and are more often than not disappointed.
Kennedy is a natural writer and the characters are very real. Mary, the gentle one and mother figure to all; Lil, the drunk; Colleen; full of ideas and craving fame and Arthur, kind and considerate.
This is a must read for everyone who enjoys family sagas.
I read it for the first time five years ago and have been hooked on it ever since.