Painkiller Addict – From Wreckage To Redemption

Cathryn Kemp

Other Books

We Ain’t Got No Drink, Pa
A Little Girl’s Struggle to Survive in the Slums of 1920s South East London


Too many children. Too little money. An abusive father too drunk to notice his family is starving. This is the true story of a little girl’s struggle to survive against the odds in the slums of 1920s south-east London.

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A Fish Supper & A Chippy Smile

Love, Hardship and Laughter in a South East London Fish-and-Chip Shop.


In 1950s and 60s Bermondsey, the fish-and-chip shop was at the centre of the community. And at the heart of the chippy itself was ‘Hooray’ Hilda Kemp, a spirited matriarch who dispensed fish suppers and an abundance of sympathy to a now-vanished world of East Enders.

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Radio Gorgeous

One Book Lane

Southwark News

The Express

Family Tree

Orion Books


This is one of the best reads in a long time. The courage of Cathryn Kemp and her family and friends were remarkable...