My Sister Sarah
By Victor Pemberton
From a writer who is fast becoming one of the best-loved authors of London sagas comes a new tale of forbidden love, dividied loyalties and the hardship of everyday life during the Second World War
Sarah and Beattie Melford have never understood each other. Beattie, raucous and fun-loving, sees her sister Sarah's quiet reserve as snobbery, and Sarah cannot understand why Beattie appears to upset their parents' comfortable Islington household at every opportunity. When Beattie has an affair with a naval officer her sister had hoped to marry, Sarah feels she can never forgive her. But the women never dreamed that the consequences of the affair would bind them so irrevocably together...
Victor Pemberton is a successful radio playwright and TV producer, and has worked with some of the great names of entertainment, including Benny Hill and Dodie Smith, had a longstanding correspondence with Stan Laurel and scripted and produced many of the BBC`s `Dr Who` series. In recent years he has worked as a producer for Jim Henson, and set up his own production company, whose first TV documentary won an Emmy Award.
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24 May 2012
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The lump-in-the-throat ending will have readers in tears — Bristol Evening Post
Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters — Coventry Evening Telegraph
A warm, poignant story — Plymouth Evening Herald
An evocative tale — Northern Echo
[Pemberton] knows how to please his waiting audience — Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Heart-warming saga of working class life — Manchester Evening News