The Glory and the Shame

The Glory and the Shame : Some events can never be forgotten...

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On the night of Saturday 10th May 1941, amidst the horror of the devastation caused by enemy bombers, Joe Carey and Charlie Duggan risked their lives to save people trapped in an air-raid shelter. Despite their efforts, six men and women died.

It's now 1947 and the inhabitants of Totterdown Street are trying to rebuild their lives. The post-war years are proving to be difficult and, already faced with a violent factory strike, the close-knit inhabitants of the street must also cope with news which not only exposes the glory of the past but the shame as well.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 35.56mm | 272.15g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074725544X
  • 9780747255444
  • 1,872,989

About Harry Bowling

Harry was born in 1931 in a back street off the Tower Bridge Road. Only when his own children began to ask questions about the war, did Harry realise how many stories he had to tell. He became known as 'the King of Cockney sagas', and he wrote eighteen bestselling novels of London life. After Harry died in 1999, the Harry Bowling Prize was set up in his memory.
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43 ratings
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