Too Many Mothers is the remarkable story of Roberta Taylor's early life, and the extended family that brought her up. Roberta travels to the emotional heart of her childhood to reveal the lives led by the men and women who influenced her most in her formative years. Too Many Mothers is a portrait of an embattled family at war with itself and the outside world. From petty crime to pet monkeys, tender romance to emotional blackmail, illegitimacy, adoption and even murder, Roberta Taylor has written a bittersweet memoir of her early life.
Roberta Taylor is one of Britain's most respected actresses. In 1997 she became a household name when she played Irene Raymond in the BBC soap EastEnders. She now stars as Gina Gold in ITV's The Bill. She lives in London. Too Many Mothers, her first book, was a Sunday Times bestseller and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide.