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  • Published: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446493946
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Secrets of the Heart




The second novel in the spellbinding new series about life in the East End during the Second World War from the bestselling author of My East End.

They believed it would never happen again. They hoped it would be over by Christmas...

Britain is at war and the proximity of the docks means that life in and around London's Turnbury Buildings is hard and dangerous. Chances are taken, people have secrets, hearts are broken. And feelings about foreigners are running high.

Sixteen-year-old Freddie Jarrett is secretly seeing a girl from the local Chinese community - a relationship that would be frowned on by both families, despite the fact that they all support the fight for freedom from oppression. And his sister Grace has her own secret to hide. A secret that no one outside the immediate family must ever know.

As the threat of the Luftwaffe looms over the docks, the community is threatened with being torn apart by prejudice, fear and separation, and the disturbing loss of stability that brings with it the feeling that it is only what happens today that counts for anything...

  • Published: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446493946
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Gilda O'Neill

Gilda O'Neill was born and brought up in the East End. She left school at fifteen but returned to education as a mature student. She wrote full-time and continued to live in the East End with her husband and family. Sadly she died on 24 September 2010 after a short illness.

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Praise for Secrets of the Heart

Touching and evocative. _

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