SOON TO BE A MAJOR BBC ONE DRAMA
'Vivid, cinematic and exciting' Red
'Conjures a great picture of Soho's early-Sixties jazz-and-caffeine buzz' Emerald Street
'Thought-provoking' Independent on Sunday
A TALE OF LOVE AND MORALITY SET IN THE DARK SIDE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES
Twenty-year-old Vivien Epstein, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, arrives in London following the death of her father. She has travelled to the city to make a new start, and quickly finds herself swept up in a city buzzing with life. Landing a job at Oscar's salon, she thrives amid the vibrant cafe culture of Soho and the warm camaraderie of the other hairdressers.
But beneath the surface, Vivien is desperate to find Jack Fox, a man she had a brief but intense romance with some months before. Her search leads to confront the dark resurgence of fascism, countered by the Jewish community in street battles around Ridley Road in the East End of London.
Amid the growing tensions, can her love survive?
AN EXPLOSIVE, HEART-BREAKING NOVEL FOR FANS OF MAGGIE O'FARRELL AND ZOE HELLER
Readers LOVE Ridley Road:
'Enthralling and captivating' Mrs T.
'I read it in one sitting' Rebecca
'Did not want to put it down' Eva
'Fantastic!' Mrs S