y Desperate Hearts single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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'Desperate Hearts tells the story of Katherine Summers and her three sisters growing up in London’s East End in the 1960s. Their violent father is caught up in the gangland world of dodgy deals, murder and the notorious Kray brothers. Times get tough, Katherine’s father forces her mother into prostitution, and the family falls apart when her mother goes into hiding and sends her little girls into institutional care. But with the support of each other and help from an unexpected source, Katherine and her sisters gradually rebuild their lives, ending their school days in an exclusive girls school. Then, on St Valentine’s Day 1974, from an upstairs window, Katherine witnesses her father shoot her mother’s lover dead in the street below. Written with a remarkably light touch, quiet humour and self-deprecating charm, Desperate Hearts is an absorbing journey in search of the past and a lost father.' (Publisher's description)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2005 .
      Extent: 217p.
      ISBN: 1920731938

Works about this Work

The Face : Katherine Summers : Author Victoria Laurie , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 April 2005; (p. 3)
Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 April 2005; (p. 6)

— Review of Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
Brutal and Touching in Childhood Revisted Diane Stubbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 April 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
Women on the Margins Christina Hill , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 272 2005; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Kilroy Was Here Kris Olsson 2005 single work biography ; Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 April 2005; (p. 6)

— Review of Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
Brutal and Touching in Childhood Revisted Diane Stubbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 April 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
Women on the Margins Christina Hill , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 272 2005; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Kilroy Was Here Kris Olsson 2005 single work biography ; Desperate Hearts Katherine Summers 2005 single work autobiography
The Face : Katherine Summers : Author Victoria Laurie , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 April 2005; (p. 3)
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • ca. 1960-1979
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