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Ten Bells Street

(2018)
(The first book in the Spitalfieds Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
The East End of London, 1930. Work is scarce, food is in short supply and there is political unrest on the streets. But in the face of all this hardship, there's always friendship.

Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds - are working hard to establish themselves in pre-war Spitalfields.

Becky, the daughter of a Jewish tailor, wants to become a nurse, but her father has more traditional plans for her.

Aching to leave the East End and travel the world, Bernie feels trapped by her vast family of poor Irish dock workers.

And then there is Rose. Tiny and thin, she lives with her drunken mother and a revolving selection of surrogate fathers who exploit and brutalise them both.

But at least the girls have each other and, as Europe begins to drift towards another war, their friendships become ever more crucial as each one of them fights for their place in an ever-changing, frightening, new world.

One way or another, love will pull them through . . .

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ten Bells Street (The Spitalfields Sagas)
Author(s): Mary Collins
ISBN: 0-349-41615-X / 978-0-349-41615-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ten Bells Street (The Spitalfields Sagas)
Author(s): Mary Collins
ISBN: 0-349-41616-8 / 978-0-349-41616-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street: The Spitalfields Sagas, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street: The Spitalfields Sagas, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street: The Spitalfields Sagas, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street: The Spitalfields Sagas, Book 1
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Ten Bells Street
Author(s): Mary Collins
ISBN: 1-78771-085-8 / 978-1-78771-085-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ten Bells Street (The Spitalfields Sagas)
Author(s): Mary Collins
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU