Room for a Lodger

Room for a Lodger

by SallyWorboyes (Author)


This work features love and betrayal in Sally Worboyes's brilliant new "East End" saga. It is 1970 and Kathy Dean, with her baby and a hard-working husband, is struggling to make ends meet. Johnny may have a good job at the docks but he is also an obsessive gambler. Desperate she gives him an ultimatum. Give up the gambling or she will leave him for good. However, Johnny owes favours to the wrong sort and in a wild attempt to keep hold of his famiy he tries to pay his way out of trouble by getting involved in a serious theft at the docks. But the robbery ends in disaster and a jail sentence. Kathy is supported emotionally and financially by Johnny's family but without him she gets lonely and when she meets a handsome new man she can't resist asking him to move in. When the family find out all hell breaks lose. She must kick him out or tell Johnny their marriage is over. She chooses the latter and watches her life crumble, losing her friends, her support and her lover. She determines to get Johnny back at all costs but will he forgive her?


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Published: 05 Jun 2006

ISBN 10: 0340735007
ISBN 13: 9780340735008

Media Reviews
* 'Unbridled passions run riot' - Daily Mail * 'Sizzles with passion' - Guardian * 'A rich, vivid, three-dimensional and gutsy narrative' - Eastern Daily Press * 'A pleasure to read' - Prize Magazine * 'An excellent book combining humour and passion' - Telegraph and Argus
Author Bio
Sally Worboyes was born and grew up in Stepney with four brothers and a sister, and she brings some of the raw history of her own family background to her East End sagas. She now lives in Norfolk with her husband, with whom she has three grown-up children. She has written several plays which have been broadcast on Anglia Television and Radio Four. She also adapted her own play and novel, WILD HOPS, as a musical, THE HOP-PICKERS.