73 Dove Street

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Soho, London, 1958. Three women. One boarding house. A secret that could shatter everything.

'Gripping… Julie Owen Moylan vividly recreates drab, grey postwar London and her characters are convincing to the end' THE TIMES, 'BEST NEW HISTORICAL FICTION'

'Psychologically astute and emotionally absorbing, this is a heartfelt read' DAILY MAIL

'Emotional, immersive and utterly absorbing' JENNIFER SAINT


West London, 1958. 73 Dove Street is a shabby house in a shabby street.
But this boarding house’s attic room suits newcomer Edie Budd very well.
It’s somewhere to hide.

Tommie, on the second floor, is up in Soho every night.
There’s a man she’s pursuing –
whether he wants her or not.

Landlady Phyllis has thrown out her cheating husband.
She’s burned his belongings in the street.
Sometimes there’s no going back.

Three survivors living under one roof.
Each alone nursing their secret hurts – and hopes.
Because opening your heart could save or destroy you...


'A wonderfully evocative, immersive novel that brings 50s London to life, from the smog and the nightlife to attitudes towards women . . . a vivid, absorbing and ultimately uplifting read' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'The sense of time and place is beautifully evocative. It's about pride and shame and love and loss and ultimately hope' LAURA SHEPHERD-ROBINSON

'Once again, Julie Owen Moylan has created a world that feels completely real and vivid' JODIE CHAPMAN

'From the Rivoli Ballroom to the seedy nightlife of Soho, the characters leap off the page in this compelling mystery' WOMAN & HOME

'A beautiful story of friendship and new beginnings' BEST

'Gripping and atmospheric' RED

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Penguin Books Ltd
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