I love reading social history books and this one is a real gem, especially for me as someone whose ancestry is firmly entrenched in the East End of London.
This book follows the lives of four women during the post-war era in London, all four women worked at Tate and Lyle's sugar factory - hence the title 'Sugar Girls.' If you watched and enjoyed BBC's 'Call the Midwife' recently then this book is for you.
Read, enjoy and lose yourself in the tales from Gladys, Joan, Lilian and Ethel as they try to make ends meet and find happiness in 1950s London. When you have finished reading - google The Sugar Girls and find interviews, pictures and more tales of life at the Tate and Lyle factory.