Jeannie Johnson's sparkling prequel, THE REST OF OUR LIVES, introduced our three heroines. The post-war years bring these very different women just as many dreams, disappointments and triumphs. It's Coronation Year, 1953, a new beginning. Like many cities, Bristol is patching itself up after the war, while refugees who fought for the allies are seeking sanctuary in Britain. Charlotte tries to forget her wartime love and accept the shortcomings of her marriage. Edna has three beautiful children and will do anything to protect her brood but hasn't allowed for the effect of a deadly, twentieth-century disease. Polly still hopes for an easier, more glamorous life, but with her irrepressible young daughter and her charming tricky husband, will things improve?
Jeannie Johnson is married with one daughter, and worked in copywriting and marketing before purchasing and running hotels in both Bath and the Welsh Borders. She won the BBC New Writers Initiative at Radio Bristol for 'Second Time Around', which was broadcast in March 2002 starring Stephanie Cole and June Barrie. She has appeared as a supporting actress in TV programmes including Casualty, Border Cafe, Pobol y Cwm, and a number of others.