Here you can order The Sugar Girls in paperback, or download the kindle edition (only £2.99). Readers in the United States can purchase the book here.
Publication date: 29 March 2012
Paperback: 352 pages
Other recommended books about the East End:
Jennifer Worth’s magnificent trilogy, Call The Midwife, Shadows of The Workhouse and Farewell to The East End. If you liked the BBC1 series (now available on DVD), you’ll love the books – grittier, gorier and even more tear-jerking. You can also buy all three books in one bumper edition.
Melanie McGrath’s Silvertown and Hopping – no-one can match McGrath’s beautiful prose, and her depiction of East End life is absolutely gripping.
Stan Dyson’s brilliant Silvertown Life – a memoir about growing up on the Sugar Mile.
Gilda O’Neill’s My East End and Lost Voices – wonderful treasure troves of oral history.
The Trebor Story by Matthew Crampton – lavishly illustrated story of the sweet manufacturer, including its factory at Forest Gate.
Over the Border by Neil Fraser – an account of London East of the River Lea (Silvertown, West Ham, Stratford, Plaistow).
David Kynaston’s Smoke in the Valley – fascinating and very readable social history.