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Everybody's Somebody

(The first book in the Tales of War series)
A novel by

A quartet of paintings hang in the gallery. The artist now famous, his subject long forgotten: nobody of consequence…

Sent into service at the tender age of twelve, Rosie Goodison learns just how unfair the world really is. Some people work their entire lives and have little to show for it, while others do nothing and seem to have it all.

Full of courage and gumption, Rosie can say for certain that this isn’t type of world she wants to live in. Throughout the tumultuous 20th century, she gets swept up by the passion of the suffragettes, the horrors of the First World War, and the ever changing landscape of the social and political climate.

Half a century later, Rosie remains only on these four canvases. A woman, a mother, a pioneer, a trailblazer. A woman who left her mark on the world. A woman who’s life proves that everybody’s somebody.

In this stunning first part of the Jackson Family Saga, best-selling author Beryl Kingston takes readers on Rosie’s journey to forge a better life for herself, her parents, and her peers.


‘…see history unfold through the fierce and caring eyes of a woman in love.’ — Emily Murdoch

‘In Everybody’s Somebody, Rosie’s colourful life is captured in a series of paintings, with Beryl Kingston applying the masterly brush strokes with her usual artistry and heart-warming style.’ — Danielle Shaw, author of Love and Sacrifice

‘An interesting and informative historical novel with a fabulously feisty heroine. War, love, loss, class struggles, this great read has so much to offer!’ — Faith Bleasdale, author of Pinstripes


‘Beryl Kingston understands how to weave dialogue, character, theme and a thumping love affair into unity.’ — The Sunday Times

‘Beryl Kingston is not to be missed. Each one is special.’ — Elizabeth Buchan, bestselling author of The New Mrs Clifton

Genre: Sagas

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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Everybody's Somebody (The Jackson Family Saga)
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-913099-47-4 / 978-1-913099-47-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Agora Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

September 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Everybody's Somebody
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
ISBN: 1-911445-45-6 / 978-1-911445-45-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Endeavour Ink
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Everybody's Somebody (The Jackson Family Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Beryl Kingston
Publisher: Agora Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU