On Her Own Two Feet
Despite heartbreak and war, a mother dreams of a better life
By Pamela Evans
Pam Evans' career at Headline spans over a quarter of a century and her legion of fans will be thrilled by her thirtieth family saga of romance and tragedy in war-torn London.
Bringing the Keep Fit movement vividly to life in 1940s' London, Pam Evans' family saga will inspire and enthral anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.
In the middle of a party to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-for-nothing husband walks out on his wife and baby girl. Luckily, Mollie has a loving family to turn to for help. Mollie's mother, Marge, is delighted to look after baby Esme while Mollie goes out to work. Meanwhile, her nan, Nora, encourages Mollie to join a local keep fit class, which opens her eyes to a whole new world.
Determined to better herself, Mollie qualifies as a fitness instructor and starts to run her own classes for the local community, where she befriends a group of women she would never have known existed. But with the outbreak of the Second World War and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...
Pam Evans was born and brought up in Ealing, London. She now lives in Surrey, near to her family and five beautiful grandchildren. For more information about Pam and her novels visit www.pamevansbooks.com.
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23 Oct 2014
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A touching novel — Daily Express
A good traditional romance, and its author has a feeling for the atmosphere of postwar London — Sunday Express
A superb and heartwarming read — Irish Independent
Very readable — Bella
A special kind of warmth with all the right ingredients — Lancashire Evening Post