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 untold true story of Frances Shea. In the paperback version, published in September 2015, new interviews and documents, never made public before, bring fresh insights into Frances' story, revealing a wholly original and shocking perspective on the world of the Kray Twins -- and the troubled life of the innocent young woman at its centre.
Jacky has co-authored another 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.
Hoop Skirts & Pony Tails, published in November 2016, is a new personal memoir, an entertaining and poignant look at post war Britain -- and the Elvis-mad years of the Fifties teenager.
Jacky's most recent book, Spitfire Stories, a compendium of stories about the people behind the iconic plane is published by Michael O'Mara Books in October 2017.