For the inhabitants of Albert Square, the Second World War is a time of rationing, of black marketeering, of constant daily problems, and above all the Blitz. Despite the privations of wartime, however, life must go on.
Lou Beale fights to survive while her husband is away at war and Harold Legg, training to be a doctor, meets a young nurse, falls in love, and plans to set up house with her in Albert Square.
Home Fires Burning is a story of good times and bad times of the indomitable spirit of the East End. It is also a story rich with laughter and tragedy, about how people of Albert Square manage against all odds.
- Albert Beale
- Lou Beale
- Harold Legg
- Judith Martin