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Ridley Road
Author: Jo Bloom

ISBN: 9781780228242
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8 December 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2
Description:
A beautifully written love story set in 1960s Soho amid the revival of fascism. Includes reading-group notes.

A dark love story set in the Swinging Sixties

SUMMER, 1962. Twenty-year-old Vivien Epstein, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, arrives in London following the death of her father. She has travelled to the city to make a new start, and quickly finds herself swept up in a city buzzing with life. Landing a job at Oscar's salon, she thrives amid the vibrant caf culture of Soho and the warm camaraderie of the other hairdressers.

But beneath the surface, Vivien is desperate to find Jack Fox, a man she had a brief but intense romance with some months before. Her search leads to confront the dark resurgence of fascism, countered by the Jewish community in street battles around Ridley Road in the East End of London. Amid the growing tensions, can her love survive?

About the Author

Jo Bloom has worked as a freelancer in the communications field for the past fifteen years with a focus on arts publicity and e-learning. She also contributed to the book revi...

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