From this Day Forward
Allison & Busby Ltd
1880. Everyday life in London’s slums is hard enough for Jane Roberts and her three children, but when her ne’er-do-well husband Bert walks out on his family, times are particularly dark. In the wake of his desertion, Jane longs to regain both her financial independence and her identity by divorcing him, but the path to such freedom is long and fraught with unforeseen obstacles. With help from a neighbour, a lucky break and fresh opportunities, the road ahead starts to look more promising. But can Jane and her children finally be free of Bert’s clutches?
Beryl Matthews was born in London but now lives in a small village in Hampshire. As a young girl her ambition was to become a professional singer, but the need to earn a wage drove her into an office. After retiring she joined a Writers’ Circle in hopes of fulfilling her dream of becoming a published author. She has since written over twenty novels.