‘Secrets’ is a heart-warming story of a family during the Second World War through to the end of the 1960s. It portrays the horrors and trials common to families during the war and their fight to regain normality after the war years.Set in Manchester, England: a mother and daughter learn how cruel love can be as Innocence gives way to maturity.The novel reveals, in a true to life way, the rise and decline in British manufacturing and the obstacles facing women in the work environment. The book reflects the women’s hopes and dreams as they struggle to survive in the face of overwhelming odds.The web of secrets develops as the story continues and the intrigue unfolds before the reader’s eyes as lives are unravelled in the knife-edged world of war, families and businesses.Brian has a wonderful writing style and is able to have the reader laughing one minute and crying the next. His knowledge of England during this period gives a truly authentic essence. His knowledge of history and industry leaves the reader feeling both the highs and the lows.