Daphne and Ted Watkins are happy in their terraced house, until Ted's success as a popular comic puts his marriage under threat. Daphne's mother, Muriel, who lives in a nicer part of Sydenham with her sister, disapproves of Ted, which has driven a rift between her and her daughter's family.
When Daphne De Witt married Ted Watkins, her mother's disapproval drove a rift through the family, leaving Daphne no choice but to cut herself off from the people she loved. Despite this, she and Ted were happy, as Ted tried to build a career as a comic entertainer. But then when the lure of the stage threatens their mariage, and when Daphne takes in a lodger to help make ends meet, she forges an evil link between the two families, and sets off a chain of events leading to death and destruction. Halfway to Heaven is a gripping story of love and wickedness, with a particular focus upon the world of entertainment culminating in the fire which destroyed Chrystal Palace itself.
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