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Beezy Marsh is an international #1 and Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author who puts family and relationships at the heart of her writing. She believes that ordinary lives are extraordinary. She is also an award-winning journalist, who has spent more than 20 years making the headlines in newspapers including The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times.  Beezy is married, with two young sons, and lives in Oxfordshire with a never-ending pile of laundry.  She is also a karate black belt.

Praise for All My Mother’s Secrets -

“Beautifully-penned story on the harshness of life and how hope survives” The Sun

Praise for Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets

“A moving and bittersweet story” The Sun

Praise for Mad Frank & Sons

"Reminiscing on days gone by, this compelling book is a fascinating look into gang history through the eyes of Frank Fraser and two of his sons." -The Sun

"Safely in the past, Fraser's story becomes nostalgic. This is an arresting portrait of a bygone era." - The Mail on Sunday

 

on family

FAMILY has always been at the heart of my writing and I'm a great believer that sisters, mothers and wives are the glue which binds everything together.

When I was a teenager, my mum tried to foster the spirit of writing in me, by encouraging me to read books, starting with Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate. I was immediately hooked, not only on her witty style but also on the characters in her eccentric family – both on paper and in real life.

Sadly, my mum didn’t live long enough to see me become a published author. It was the death of her sister, my aunt Pat, which finally made me realise that,

life is not a dress rehearsal and rather than dreaming of one day writing a book, I should just get on with it.

My book, Her Father’s Daughter, published by Panmacmillan in July 2019, exposes some shocking family secrets, revealing why love can be a reason to lie as well as a reason to live. Two families find themselves bound through the turbulent years of World War Two by one man’s past, in this moving true life story set in London and Newcastle.

All My Mother's Secrets, published by Pan Macmillan in 2018, is a true-life story set in the slum laundries of London and one young woman's search for the truth about her father, feared killed in World War One. But as Annie discovers, sometimes the past has been buried because of things deemed too shocking for the next generation to bear. All My Mother’s Secrets is a prequel to Her Father’s Daughter but both books work as standalone stories. My tip is to read Mother’s first to make the most of the family saga!

The lives of three sisters in the poverty-stricken backstreets of 1930s London provided the inspiration for my international #1 and Sunday Times top ten bestseller, Keeping My Sister's Secrets, also published by PanMacmillan in 2017. The memoir is drawn from the true story of one family growing up beside the River Thames. Although they are sisters, their outlook on life is very different, leading them to face their own challenges. The bond of sisterhood stays strong throughout the social and political upheaval in the run up to the Second World War and beyond, as they learn that blood is thicker than water.

The gritty life of a notorious crime family was a brilliantly fascinating subject for my first biography. Mad Frank and Sons tells the story of the gangster Mad Frankie Fraser and his two bank robber sons, David and Patrick, who together have spent almost 100 years at Her Majesty’s Pleasure. Their exploits and a gripping insight into a real life of crime are revealed in this page-turner.