One of the most popular stars of The Only Way is Essex, Nanny Pat has always been the heart and soul of her family. Now she evokes the colourful East End world of her childhood. Pat, who was born in 1935, lived in the poor but close-knit community of Bow. She describes the hardships of life during the Second World War, and her heartbreak when her mother died tragically young. By eleven she was running the household. By fifteen she was working in a factory. And at seventeen she fell in love with a handsome young man called Charlie, but her father refused to let them marry. Could she defy him and find true happiness?