Sep 25

Orphan Sisters by Lola Jaye

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Reviewed by Jan Speedie


Lola Jaye’s emotionally moving story traces the life, tragedies and survival of the orphaned Cole sisters in the unfriendly world of London in the 1950s – No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs.

Tayo Cole and his family are excited at the prospect of a new life in London which is very different from their village in Nigeria. Tayo is hard working and provides well for his family but tragedy strikes with his unexpected death leaving his inexperienced young wife to cope. Their circumstances change and the sisters are sent to a cold, uncaring children’s home. Can the sisters stay together and surmount all the problems that lie ahead and make a new happy life for themselves?

Lola Jaye grew up in South London and has also lived in Nigeria and America. She has written four novels and a self help book which have been translated into several languages. She loves watching soaps and reality television which she believes helps with her writing.


Published by Ebury Press on 21st September 2017 in paperback at £5.99