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J.C. Smith

I live in South Yorkshire. I left school when I was fifteen to work in general labouring jobs. Whatever else I was doing, I was always writing poems, short stories, novels.

I was encouraged to write while at school by two teachers, Mrs. Tooth and Miss. Stafford. Taking their advice has given me endless hours of pleasure. I also enjoy walking, gardening, eating out, real ale and music.


  • Betty


    We meet Betty at the tender age of sixteen when she is helping a neighbour on a fairground stall. The year is 1912. We learn much about the way of life for people who've always had to work hard, whether as a servant, in a laundry or later in a mining community.

  • Girl


    Sent to be a housemaid to work off her father's debts, Grace thought life had dealt her a bad hand already. Yet when her master's attentions end in sadism and pregnancy, her life is changed forever.

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