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About Beezy Marsh
Beezy Marsh is an international #1 and Sunday Times Top Ten best selling author who puts family and relationships at the heart of her writing. She is also an award-winning investigative journalist, with more than 20 years' experience of making the headlines in newspapers including The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.
She believes that ordinary lives are often the most extraordinary and thousands of readers agree with her, as her books spend months at the top of the charts.
Her fascination with what makes people tick began as a cub reporter in the North East, where she grew up after her family moved from London.
HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER, to be published by Pan Macmillan on July 25th 2019, tells of two families struggling to face up to the secrets which bind them through two world wars. From the bombed-out terraces of London to the grimy docks of Newcastle, HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER is a poignant true story of the unbreakable bonds of family and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.
It follows her #1 and international top-ten bestseller ALL MY MOTHER'S SECRETS (Pan Macmillan 2018) set in the turbulent years between the wars in London. The book is a powerful true story of a young girl's attempts to come to terms with her family's tragic past.
The memoir KEEPING MY SISTER'S SECRETS, (Pan Macmillan 2017) tells the moving story of three sisters born into poverty in 1930s London and their fight for a survival through a decade of social upheaval. It spent six weeks in the Sunday Times top ten and held the coveted #1 Globe and Mail chart slot in Canada for three months.
Her first novel, MR MAKE BELIEVE (Ipso Books, 2017) charts one mother’s attempts to find the key to lasting romance, with the help of daydreams about a hunky actor and an internet blog about her less than perfect life. Her blog catapults her to stardom and into his arms. Will living the dream provide the answers she seeks or is true love just make believe?
Beezy's biography of legendary gangsters Mad Frankie Fraser and his bank robber sons, MAD FRANK AND SONS ( Sidgwick and Jackson 2016) follows the family's 100 years on the wrong side of the law.
Beezy is married, with two young sons, and lives in Oxfordshire with a never-ending pile of laundry. Read her LIFE-LOVE-LAUNDRY blog and get latest book news at www.beezy-marsh.com
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'A colourful tale of love, lust, making good and revenge' The Sun 5* eBook of the Week
Gangland was a man's world - but the women knew different
Alice Diamond, the Queen of the Forty Thieves, rules over her gang of hoisters with a bejewelled fist. Nell is a slum girl from Waterloo, hiding a secret pregnancy and facing a desperately uncertain future.
Sensing an opportunity to exploit Nell's vulnerabilities, Alice takes her under her wing and, before long, Nell is experiencing the secret world of hoisting, with all the dangers - and glamorous trappings - that comes with this underworld existence.
Alice has a longstanding feud with Billy Sullivan's all-male gang in Soho, and thinks Nell could be a useful weapon in her vendetta. But Nell has a secret agenda of her own, and is not to be underestimated. And the more she is exploited by both Alice and Billy, the more her hunger for revenge grows. As she embraces the seedy underbelly of London, will she prevail in carving out her own path to power and riches...
...and crown herself the Queen of Thieves?
From Sunday Times bestselling author Beezy Marsh comes a thrilling new crime saga series, perfect for fans of Sam Michaels, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane.
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'Gangland at its best'
'Oooh this book was so good...I am hooked now and can't wait to see how this series develops'
'This is a proper bang on London saga and I loved the characters...The author is spot on with all her research that makes this book such a unique read'
'WOW totally pulled into the storyline from the start... it's a real page turner I devoured in one sitting'
Drawing on exclusive final interviews with Frank, and with unprecedented access to his closest relatives, Mad Frank and Sons follows his rise from a small kid stealing to put food on the table to a feared and respected West End crime lord and head of a legendary gangland family. It includes the story of Frank's beloved sister, Eva, who was a top-class West End shoplifter, and his sons David and Patrick, who reveal in shocking detail the full extent of the family's network and the influences that shaped them.
With sawn-off shotguns as toys, the Kray twins as family friends and a mother who urged them as teenagers to 'get out of bed and rob a bleedin' bank', it is little wonder that the Fraser boys were heavily involved in organized crime by the time they were in their twenties. Packed with new information, and featuring some of the most famous names in the London underworld, this is a fascinating slice of gangland history seen through the eyes of Frank Fraser and his two renegade sons.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
'Beautifully-penned story on the harshness of life and how hope survives' – Sun
'Absorbing . . . Marsh writes with a novelistic flair' – Daily Mail
From the grimy streets of Acton and Notting Hill to the bright lights of the West End, Sunday Times bestselling author Beezy Marsh's All My Mother’s Secrets is a powerful, uplifting story of a young woman’s struggle to come to terms with her family’s tragic past.
Annie Austin’s childhood ends at the age of twelve, when she joins her mother in one of the slum laundries of Acton, working long hours for little pay. What spare time she has is spent looking after her younger brother George and her two stepsisters, under the glowering eye of her stepfather Bill. In London between the wars, a girl like Annie has few choices in life – but a powerful secret will change her destiny.
All Annie knows about her real father is that he died in the Great War, and as the years pass she is haunted by the pain of losing him. Her downtrodden mother won’t tell her more and Annie’s attempts to uncover the truth threaten to destroy her family. Distraught, she runs away to Covent Garden, but can she survive on her own and find the love which has eluded her so far?
The international bestseller.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Beezy Marsh, comes a moving true story of two women fighting to survive scandal, poverty and war.
When Annie marries Harry after years of heartache in a London slum she believes she's found her happy ever after. But the horrors of the Blitz soon threaten everything they hold dear. The terrible sights Harry witnesses as an air raid warden bring back traumatic memories of his time during the First World War. Suddenly Annie finds herself struggling to cope not only with life in wartime and two little children, but also with a husband who seems like a stranger.
Kitty has always been protective of her little brother Harry. Hiding the scandal about their father from the world was the only way to survive as they were growing up in Newcastle. But when she discovers Harry too has a shocking secret, she is torn. Meanwhile Annie wonders why Harry refuses to discuss his life before their marriage and why she has never met his sister. Will the truth ever come to light?
From the bombed-out terraces of London to the docks of Newcastle, Her Father's Daughter is Beezy Marsh's moving and poignant true story about the unbreakable bonds of family, and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.
The Sunday Times Bestseller and #1 international bestseller
'A moving and bittersweet story' Sun
Keeping My Sister’s Secrets by Beezy Marsh is the heartwarming true story of three sisters and their fearless fight to survive the hardships of poverty and war - by whatever means necessary.
Born into a close-knit working class family in the slums of London’s Waterloo, Eva, Peggy and Kathleen are three remarkably different, but very loving sisters. Desperate to escape their violent father, they find different ways to survive.
Beautiful Kathleen escapes into marriage with an abusive man, and during the horrors of the Second World War, falls in love again - this time with an American GI. Peggy, serious and studious, is appalled by conditions in the factories and becomes a communist, desperate to help her fellow workers. The rebellious sister, Eva, will do anything to protect her family - even if it means breaking the law to put dinner on the table.
Living closely together, the sisters support each other through thick and thin - their story is a moving tale of unconditional love, the one constant in a changing world.