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"Sugar Plum" by R. Railton is published

A young woman dreams of being a star, but becomes a mistress of a famous man and moves to France once she becomes pregnant by him out of wedlock

ENFIELD, England - Dec. 24, 2017 - s4story -- ISBN#978-1981804948

"Sugar Plum" by R. Railton is published

A young woman dreams of being a star, but becomes a mistress of a famous man and moves to France once she becomes pregnant by him out of wedlock

About the Book:


Betts was born before the Second World War in London. During the Blitz, she survived on a diet of Hollywood films and dreamed of becoming a big Hollywood star. She became a chorus girl and the mistress of a famous man, a comedian whom she thought would help her to achieve stardom. She became a celebrity when she became Sugar Plum, a stooge for his act. It was a brief fame, and when she had a baby, she had to go to France to escape the shame of having a baby out of wedlock in the 1950s. The story continues with her life after a brief appearance on Broadway, an even briefer marriage, and her life in general after that.

Excerpt from "Sugar Plum":

"Gordonpanicked, Icried, Elsie fumedand Reg tried to arrange anabortion.

Fortunately,thetelevisionserieshadfinished,butrehearsalswereaboutto beginfortheSummerShow,andtherewastalkofpre-recordingthetelevisionseries forthefollowingautumn.Notsendingitoutlivemeantallsortsoftechnical problems couldbe sorted out beforehand.

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'WhatIcan'tunderstand,'Elsieraged,'iswhyyoucouldn'ttakeprecautions. ThatstupidRegClarkson.Iknewthiswouldhappen,Iknewit,knewitfromthe momenthestoodonmydoorstep,Ishouldhavetoldhimtoclearoff.'Elsie always knew afterwardswhat wasgoing to happen.

'Regisn'tto blame,'Isobbed, after finally plucking upcouragetotellher.'Well,heshouldhaveknownyouweretoostupidtoprotectyourself.'Elsie stomped myflat.

'Elsie, Reg isn'tthe father of this baby,'I cried.

'What!'sheexploded.'Whatareyousaying, thatyou'vebeensleepingwith otherpeople?Havingsexallovertheplace?Yousillylittletart!'sheraged.'Ohnice, verynice, got any more little surprises have you?'

'NoElsie,pleaselistentomeandstopwalkingabout.SitdownandI'lltell you.'

Elsiethudded down in an armchair andattemptedto compose herself. 'Gordon Silveristhe fa…' was asfar asI got beforeshe sprang up again. 'GordonSilver!' shescreamedloudenoughfortheentireblockofflatsto hear. 'He'soldenoughtobeyourfather!What'sthematterwithyou?Howlonghas this been going on?'"

Amazon reviews:

4.0 out of 5 stars  Really good read (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/RNEI97MG584NO/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1504937732)

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7 August 2017

Format: Paperback | Verified Purchase

Fantastic read, funny, sad, touching. Good descriptions take you in and make you relate to the characters. Independently published and worthy of support.

5.0 out of 5 stars  I felt the writer was telling the story to me direct - comfortably intimate. (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/R1TPLP8J2S6L4V/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1504937732)

11 July 2015

Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase

Not only is this story delightful entertainment, with rounded, believable characters, but also a gentle comment on social history of its time. I felt the writer was telling the story to me direct - comfortably intimate.

"Sugar Plum" by R. Railton is available in paperback from Amazon UK at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugar-Plum-R-Railton/dp/198...

This novel can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon UK at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078KP5MR5

Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (R. Railton's literary agent)

Tel. 0208 292 5163

E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

Contact
The Inspira Group
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0208 292 5163


Source: The Inspira Group
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