The Orphan

A woman is found unconscious in the street with a severe head wound; she is also pregnant.
The woman gives birth to a son but later dies- her dying words was the Name Robin McNally- Police sergeant Bob Cole is out to get McNally a petty thief for murder but he manages to get off in court. The grand parents of the woman bring up the boy as their own. Jackie Boyle has an unusual talent- he has the ability to remember everything he see's. he can read a book in minutes and remember every word. Jackie watches his Grand Mother who he calls mam cooking and when she dies of a stroke is forced to cook and clean so that his father who is really his Grandfather; can go to work down the pit at Battlehill Colliery. The five year old does this until his father is killed in the pit rescuing his friends- Jackie is sent to Oakridge Children's Home where he suffered at the hands of the Matron and the nuns strict regime. The Orphan is a fast paced story that will leave you wanting to read more.

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Sounds good to me; when are we going.”

“We can see if there is a cancelation with Thomas Cook; we could be on a plane later this afternoon and sipping on pina coladas by eight o’clock.

“Johnny picked up the phone and rung the travel agency then asked to speak with his friend Tom Laws who worked there and had booked his last three trips for him.

“Hello Tom; yes it’s me Johnny; listen can you get me and my Irish friend Michael O’Leary on a plane this afternoon to Tenerife?

“Hold on I will check for you?

“Johnny winked at Robin then there was a reply.”

“Yes we have one Johnny; Los Cristianos takes off at four this afternoon; apartment; all inclusive.” You would be staying at the Aguamar hotel. “You are not far from the beaches and restaurants.”

“How much would it be for the two of us?

“It would be two hundred quid for two weeks.”

“Tell him we’ll take it said Michael.”

Johnny gave him the details then stuck his thumb in the air.

“That’s it mate we are on it.”

“We have to be at the airport in an hour.”

Don’t bother packing we can get what we need over there.

“I’ll just get my coat.

“What do you need a bloody coat for it’s going to be red hot where we are going.

“Yes but every time I’ve come back from Spain it has rained.

“Go on then if you must.

Johnny grabbed his passport and his sunglasses.

Five minutes later and they were flying up the coast road towards Newcastle Airport.

 

After they had checked in without a problem they sat in the duty free area having a coffee.”

“You’re going to love it over there mate the women are out of this world and you will be fighting them off.”

“Really.”

“Oh yes you will have eye strain after the first few days. They just strip off over there and lie in the sun.”

“At least you get to see the goods before you buy.”

“Johnny laughed then looked at his watch; I think we should make our way to the departure lounge.

“What gate is it?

“Twelve I think; hold on I will check the tickets.”

 Johnny took the packet with all the details on it then nodded. “Yes its gate twelve mate.”

 “They walked further down then saw the gate they were looking for.”

“Come on Quick they are boarding shouted Johnny.”

 

 

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