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Roy Smith

I was born in Barts Hospital so technically I'm a cockney, or I would have been if the bells of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, had been working in 1946. My mother was from the Angel, Islington, and my father was from Dalston Junction. The setting of this novel is the place where I grew up and went to school. As a child and with scarcely a care in the world, I tramped or Red-Rovered my way across London. Its sights, sounds and smells are indelibly imprinted upon by memory, and the faces and characters of its people in my affections.


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    But when Lou is taken ill after a dramatic incident in Southend, all the secrets and lies start to emerge and the battling families start to wonder who they will turn to if Lou doesn't recover...

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