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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437902
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

Trouble In Paradise

A fantastically funny and feel-good tale from the East End…

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As the Second World War ends, hostilities begin in Paradise Gardens

It is 1945, and all over England people are looking forward to being at peace. Except for recently married Zeida Fluck, for whom peace means the return of her husband- and this is bad news indeed. Not only is she frightened of him- and she has reason to be- but she is also concerned for the safety of her good friend Zinnia Makepeace, owner of one of the choicest of garden allotments in London's East End.
Meanwhile young Tony, Zeida's nephew, is going off the rails. His dad's missing, presumed dead, in Italy, his mum's in a state, and he is running wild with the local gang of thugs and thieves. But Tony can sing- he has, in fact, the voice of an angel- and Zeida thinks she may have found a solution to all their problems. But she has reckoned without the trouble raging in Paradise Gardens...

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437902
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the Author

Pip Granger

Part of Pip Granger's early childhood was spent in the back seat of a light aircraft as her father smuggled brandy, tobacco and books across the English Channel to be sold in 1950s Soho, where she lived above the Two Is Café in Old Compton Street.

She travelled in Europe and Asia in the 1960s and '70s, and worked as a Special Needs teacher in Hackney in the 1980s, before quitting teaching to pursue her long- cherished ambition to write.

She now lives in the West Country with her husband.

For more information on Pip Granger and her books, visit her website: www.pipgranger.com.

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Praise for Trouble In Paradise

“Writing from the heart, Granger is unique in popular fiction in that she is able to tie in a fictional family saga with the big social changes going on in post war London.It's also a great Tube read, that takes you on a nostalgic journey back to a lost cockney paradise that never was.”

Whatâ??s On in London

“Heart-warming East End story, brimming with lively characters and the issues and problems affecting a London community in 1945.”

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

“'She brings the East End to life'”

Barbara Windsor

“Highly evocative of a time, a place, a people, and a changing way of life in London at the end of World War II, this is a satisfying, compelling novel.”


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