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Success for Where Are The Grown-Ups? at Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards 2020

Where are the grown-ups? is among the finalists in the Memoir category of the Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards 2020.

The US-based book contest, endorsed by the Alliance of Independent Authors is open to entries from across the English speaking world. The judges are experienced reviewers, authors, publishers, and editors.

Where Are The Grown-Ups? explores the impact of a domestic tragedy on parent and child relationships through three generations of the author’s family. Using a combination of lived experience and historical research the poignant, true story tells of a young woman’s untimely death in the Jewish East End of London during the spring of 1930. Nearly 90 years later the granddaughter she never knew pieces together the missing fragments of their shared history.       

With universal coming of age themes of identity and inheritance, readers are introduced to a cast of characters that often unwittingly repeat the mistakes of the past. Where Are The Grown-Ups? is a deeply personal, often frank, but ultimately uplifting portrayal of the complexities and challenges of family life that will resonate strongly with those that lived through the 1960s and 70s.   

Ruth Badley is an author, speaker and ghost writer with a background in drama, education and journalism. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and worked in secondary and further education, before establishing a successful career as the arts editor and features writer for a regional newspaper group. She has spoken on BBC radio and written articles for national newspapers and family history magazines. She gives talks to book clubs, literary festivals, genealogical societies, writing and womens’ groups.  

Where Are The Grown-ups? is available in paperback and e-book format. An audio book will soon be available. Red Lion Books, Colchester stock copies of the paperback. Order the book via here


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