Sid Shavinsky and Esther Kopitch are children when they flee the pogroms of Russia and Poland with their parents in 1904. Both families settle in the East End of London. Sid and Esther marry. Sid enthusiastically enlists to fight for Britain in World War One. He returns home a changed man; an amputee suffering with depression and traumatic stress. The war destroys their marriage and future.
Two decades later, daughter Julie is faced with giving birth to an illegitimate child after her fiancé Simon disappears. Simon fled Nazi Germany in 1939.
Linda Ferrer lives in North London with her husband. She has three grown up children. This book is dedicated to her first grandchild.
Retirement gave Linda the opportunity to do what she always dreamed of
- to write a book.