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West End girls [text (large print)] : the real lives, loves and friendship of 1940s Soho and its working girls / Barbara Tate.

By: Tate, Barbara, 1927-2009.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood series.Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, 2011Edition: Large print edition.Description: 384 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444807301; 1444807307.Subject(s): Tate, Barbara, 1927-2009 | Tate, Barbara, 1927-2009 -- Friends and associates | Prostitution -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century | Large type books | Soho (London, England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: 306.7 Summary: Barbara Tate was twenty-one when she escaped from her loveless home to the forbidden streets of Soho. London after the Second World War would never be the same again. There the naive Barbara met the beautiful and capricious Mae. When she takes a job as Mae's maid, she imagines she'll be housekeeping. But down a shabby back street Barbara discovers the secret lives of Soho's working girls... In an astonishing world of fierce friendships, bitter rivalries, dangerous men and desperate measures, Barbara soon learns that taking the punter's money and making tea are just the essentials. She will need to be nursemaid, protector and confidante to impossible, adorable, self-destructive Mae.
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Barbara Tate was twenty-one when she escaped from her loveless home to the forbidden streets of Soho. London after the Second World War would never be the same again. There the naive Barbara met the beautiful and capricious Mae. When she takes a job as Mae's maid, she imagines she'll be housekeeping. But down a shabby back street Barbara discovers the secret lives of Soho's working girls... In an astonishing world of fierce friendships, bitter rivalries, dangerous men and desperate measures, Barbara soon learns that taking the punter's money and making tea are just the essentials. She will need to be nursemaid, protector and confidante to impossible, adorable, self-destructive Mae.

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Barbara Tate was twenty-one when she escaped from her loveless home to the forbidden streets of Soho. London after the Second World War would never be the same again. There the naive Barbara met the beautiful and capricious Mae. When she takes a job as Mae's maid, she imagines she'll be housekeeping. But down a shabby back street Barbara discovers the secret lives of Soho's working girls... In an astonishing world of fierce friendships, bitter rivalries, dangerous men and desperate measures, Barbara soon learns that taking the punter's money and making tea are just the essentials. She will need to be nursemaid, protector and confidante to impossible, adorable, self-destructive Mae.

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