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Not All Tarts Are Apple
Poisoned Press, Oct 2002, 24.95, 219 pp. ISBN: 1590580338 Around the time of the coronation of Elizabeth I, Soho London is a working class neighborhood. It is a place in which children like seven years old Maggie feels safe and secure. In the way children seem to know more than adults believe possible, Rosie realizes that Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie are not he real parents. However, when a classmate nastily points out that truism, Rosie becomes...
The Widow Ginger
Poisoned Pen Press, August 2003, 24.95, 242 pp. ISBN 1590580575 The year 1954 starts off well for Maggie and Bert Featherby and their adopted daughter Rosie. Sugar is off rationing so their neighborhood café in the Soho district of London is back in full operation. The local lothario Luigi has finally found a woman he likes who doesn't fall at his feet and Rosie's mother is in the hospital being treated for her alcoholic condition. Rosie think...
Trouble in Paradise
Poisoned Pen Press, Jan 2005, 24.95, 328 pp. ISBN: 1590581318 Most English are euphoric and celebrated the victory ending World War II. However, Zelda feels the war was a time of personal freedom and safety even when the Blitz terrorized much of the country. Her friend Dilly assumes that Zeld seems depressed because she never felt the impact of war since her Paradise Garden was untouched. Zeld knows that the Hitler's throwing in the towel mean...