Jacky Hyams is a Brighton based journalist and best selling non fiction author.
She has written ten non fiction books, including three personal memoirs about post-war London in the 50s and 60s and two historical titles, THE FEMALE FEW, exploring the unique role of Britain's female Spitfire pilots in WW2 and BOMB GIRLS: BRITAIN'S SECRET ARMY, the hidden WW2 history of Britain's female munitions workers.
Jacky has also written a much acclaimed book about the life of Frances Kray, the first wife of notorious East End gangster twin, Reggie Kray.
Frances Kray: The Tragic Bride, tells the unold true story of Frances Shea. In the paperback version, published in September 2015, Jacky reveals, through new interviews and documents never made public before, many fresh insights into Frances' story, revealing a wholly original and shocking perspective on the world of the Kray Twins' inner circle -- and the troubled life of the innocent young woman at its centre.
Jacky is also the co-author of a second book about the Kray Twins, One of The Family: 40 years with the Krays, published by Century in July 2015 and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Written in collaboration with hairdresser and Page 3 girl Maureen Flanagan, the book tells the story of Maureen's unique relationship with the Kray family over the years.
Her latest personal memoir, Hoop Skirts & Pony Tails, published in November 2016, is an entertaining and poignant look at post war Britain -- and the Elvis-mad years of the Fifties teenager.