Mum's the Word by Kate Lawson

West End Girls by Barbara Tate

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A vivid and compelling memoir recounting the real lives, loves, and friendship of 1940s Soho and its working girls Barbara Tate was 17 when she heard the whispered word that would change her life: Soho. It would take four years for Barbara to escape her loveless home but when she finally made it to the forbidden streets of Soho—just as London was recovering from the trauma of the second world war—things would never be the same again. There the naive Barbara meets the beautiful and capricious Mae. When she takes a job as Mae's maid, Barbara imagines she'll be housekeeping. But down a shabby backstreet, Barbara discovers the secret lives of Soho's working girls. An astonishing world full of fierce friendships and bitter rivalries, dangerous men and desperate measures, Barbara soon learns that taking the money from a staggering supply of punters and making copious amounts of tea are only the bare essentials. She will need to be nursemaid, protector, and confidante to impossible, adorable, self destructive Mae. This 2011 Orion Pub Co Paperback is in Good condition.

ISBN: 9781409120230 SKU: 1245549 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.