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Jam And Roses

(2012)
(The second book in the Factory Girls series)
A novel by

 
 


The poignant and powerful second novel from the bestselling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts.



London, 1923.
Bermondsey is the larder of London with its bustling docks, spice mill, tannery and factories.

Milly Colman knows she's lucky. Working at Southwell's jam factory all week means she can have a pay packet and a laugh with her mates come Saturday. It's a welcome escape from home, where Milly must protect her mother and sisters from her father's violent temper.

When autumn comes, hop-picking in Kent gives all the Colman women a longed-for respite. But it is there, on one golden September night, that Milly makes the mistake of her life and finds her courage and strength tested as never before.

PRAISE FOR JAM AND ROSES:

'This book is raw and powerful and a fabulous read. This is where girl power came from; women like Milly and her family, girls who did not even have the vote at this time. This book is also a history lesson, telling the story of the general strike' Mrs H, Amazon reviewer.

'Well written, with pace, engaging characters, a good narrative and some suspense. A real authentic tone, too: the central characters reminded me of the formidable spirit of my mother/grandmothers who lived through, and survived, these demanding times' Fredmart, Amazon reviewer.

'A fantastic read! I was hooked from the first paragraph, Mary Gibson is a fabulous and talented writer. A book you can't put down but, yet you want to find out the ending without wanting the book to finish. Well done and thank you. Can't wait to read the next book' Michelle Thompson, Amazon reviewer.

'If you enjoy post war stories of women's hardship, based in london, then this is the book to read. It kept me enthralled from the start. Highly recommended' Shell R, Amazon reviewer.

'So full of emotion and tragedies, but also humour, happiness, love and hate' Patsy, Amazon reviewer.

Genre: Sagas

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Used availability for Mary Gibson's Jam And Roses

Hardback Editions

May 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Jam & Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 0-7505-4037-0 / 978-0-7505-4037-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jam and Roses (The Factory Girls)
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 1-78185-592-7 / 978-1-78185-592-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jam and Roses (The Factory Girls)
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 1-78854-385-8 / 978-1-78854-385-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jam and Roses (The Factory Girls)
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 1-78185-591-9 / 978-1-78185-591-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 1-78185-593-5 / 978-1-78185-593-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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January 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
Publisher: Lamplight Audio
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: Jam and Roses
Author(s): Mary Gibson
ISBN: 1-4712-8558-8 / 978-1-4712-8558-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jam and Roses: The heartbreaking story of women's lives in London's docklands (The Factory Girls Book 2)
Author(s): Mary Gibson
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU