The Price Of Freedom

The Price Of Freedom

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South London in the 1930s ...and Mrs Hilda Jones is fed up with her dull husband. She thought marrying would liven him up, but after twenty-five years he's just as boring as the day she married him , and now she wants to lead her own life. Her newly-married daughter, Olive, is shocked, but Hilda is adamant. Meanwhile, a heavy East End gang has moved into the area from Shoreditch, and has established a lucrative protection racket, bringing drama and anxiety to this closely-knit neighbourhood.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 104 x 178 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552155578
  • 9780552155571
  • 993,700

About Mary Jane Staples

Mary Jane Staples was born and brought up in the Walworth area of South London. She is the author of over thirty bestselling novels about cockney life.show more

Back cover copy

It's south London in the 1930s and Mrs Hilda Jones is bored.Married life has not lived up to her expectations and she's sick of her dull and unimaginative husband.If she doesn't get away fast, she'll become boring herself.Her three daughters are horrified and beg her to come to her senses, but Hilda is adamant - she wants freedom to recapture her wasted years and introduce fresh air and new faces into her life. But what will the price of freedom be for Hilda? A shocking chain of events unfolds and suddenly there's a death at hand.Is it an accident or suicide or something altogether more sinister? There are many people with axes to grind, not to mention the fact that a heavy East End gang, specializing in bone-crushing violence, has just moved to the area ... A gripping and unpredictable story from the well-loved author of the Adams family novels.show more

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36 ratings
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