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Five days of fog / Anna Freeman.

By: Freeman, Anna.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018Description: 355 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780297872009; 0297872001.Subject(s): Nineteen fifties -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Women prisoners -- Fiction | Dysfunctional families -- Fiction | Pollution -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction)Summary: London, December, 1952. At the beginning of what will come to be known as the Great Smog, Ruby Palmer waits to be released from prison. At home her daughter, Florrie, also waits, knowing that the moment her mother returns she herself will face a choice: stay where she is, in the heart of her matriarchial and criminal family, or leave it all to make a safer, duller life with a decent young man. But what will she do if she's too crooked to go straight, and too good to go bad? Over the next four days, as London grinds to a halt in impenetrable and poisonous fog, Florrie will have to find her own path and the courage to stumble along it. Four Days of Fog follows the last days of a crumbling female gang in post-war London, in a fog so thick that you can't see your own feet. It's a story of family, of finding your way, and of deciphering a route through the greyest areas of morality.-- Provided by publisher.
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'My mum always said, a fistful of rings is as good as a knuckleduster'

As the Great Smog falls over London in 1952, Florrie Palmer has a choice to make.

Will she stay with the Cutters, a gang of female criminals who have terrorized London for years and are led by her own mother? Or leave it all behind to make a safer, duller life with the man she loves? And what will she do if she's too crooked to go straight, and too good to go bad?

Over the next five days, Florrie will have to find her own path and the courage to stumble along it - in a fog so thick that she can't see her own feet.

Following the last days of a crumbling female gang in post-war London, this is a story of family, of love, of finding your way, and of deciphering a route through the greyest areas of morality.

London, December, 1952. At the beginning of what will come to be known as the Great Smog, Ruby Palmer waits to be released from prison. At home her daughter, Florrie, also waits, knowing that the moment her mother returns she herself will face a choice: stay where she is, in the heart of her matriarchial and criminal family, or leave it all to make a safer, duller life with a decent young man. But what will she do if she's too crooked to go straight, and too good to go bad? Over the next four days, as London grinds to a halt in impenetrable and poisonous fog, Florrie will have to find her own path and the courage to stumble along it. Four Days of Fog follows the last days of a crumbling female gang in post-war London, in a fog so thick that you can't see your own feet. It's a story of family, of finding your way, and of deciphering a route through the greyest areas of morality.-- Provided by publisher.