Marie Maxwell was born in London and after living here, there and everywhere, now lives happily by the sea in Essex.

Ruby and Gracie are part of her gritty series of charismatic post WW2 women. Maggie will follow shortly.

She has written seven other books under the name Bernardine Kennedy and information on Marie and Bernardine is available at:

If you would like to contact the author, please email

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