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  • Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts

  • By: Mary Gibson
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

They call them the custard tarts - the girls who work at Pearce Duff's custard powder factory in Bermondsey before the First World War. Conditions are hard but nothing can quench the spirit of humour and friendship. But the shadow of the coming war looms over them; it will pull London's East End together as never before - even while it tears the world apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pre-war Chick lit

  • By Karyn W on 17-05-2015

Jonees read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-02-2015

A great read about life in England starting in the year 1910. The struggles of the time to keep families together and put bread on the table.
It was easy to get hooked on the characters as you followed their hardship. A great reminder of how easy life is today.