Jean Fullerton

About me

Jean was born within the sound of Bow Bells and her books are set all in London’s East End. Her first novel, No Cure for Love, won the Harry Bowling prize in 2006. Her second, A Glimpse at Happiness, was shortlisted for the 2010 Romantic Novel of the Year. Perhaps Tomorrow, her third, won the Festival of Romance’s Best Historical Romance is 2012. Her latest, Call Nurse Millie, set in post-war East London is out in May 2013. She is published by Orion.

From my website

Words Don’t Come Easy: writing dialogue for hateful characters.

In my latest release, Pocketful of Dreams, one of the main character,  Christopher Jolliffe, is a Nazi follower working to overthrow the British Government and to install a Fascist regime. Part of my job as an author is to show him and his odious political ideals in their true light. To do…

Put that Light Out! Britain’s Civil Defence in 1939. Everyday Heroes

    Having watched with unease Hitler’s march across Europe and the terrible effects of the Luftwaffe Blitzkrieg during the Spanish Civil War in 1938 the British Government passed the Air Raid Precaution Act. This charged every local council with setting up the ARP for their area answerable to the newly…

Pocketful of Dreams Competition

Gripping the two Kirby grips tightly between her lips, Matilda Mary Brogan or Mattie as she was known to all and everyone, carefully slid the comb of her sister Cathy’s headdress into place and then, taking each pin in turn, fixed it there. ‘There you go,’ she said, smiling at…

 
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