Four young boys are accused with robbery. one of them with murder, Hanging in Britain was still prevalent at that time. Can one of them escape the hangman's noose?'
Ruby White the petite honey blonde who works in a chemist shop spends her lunch break reading poetry in the local library. it is there that she meets Richard Llewellyn Shaw a writer and poet from Wales who has come to the North East to write a book. A relationship develops even though he is eight years her senior.
Then there is Jessie Longworth who has been saddled with looking after her father who is in the early stages of dementia. She is unable to cope with looking after her father, and her family and asks her brother Edward if he will take her father for a while. Joe Corder is an ex-dock worker. He worked hard all his life and gives his son his savings to help him start his own business. He meets Elizabeth who comes from a well to do family who all look down on Jessie and her father. She will not have him in her home.


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“So you are three months pregnant.’ But you don’t look pregnant and I’ve never noticed all these months that I’ve been in hospital.’

“Oh Ruby White did I ever tell you that I love you.’

“Yes, you have many times.’

“Well not as much as I do at this moment.’ He leaned across and kissed his wife.

“Come on then drive us home.’

“Oh by the way there was a letter for you it came this morning.’

“It’s from my publisher said Richard as he looked at the postmark.’

“Go on then don’t keep us in suspense open it.’

Richard opened the letter then quickly read it then looked a Ruby and smiled.

“It looks like we are buying a cottage Ruby.’

“How come?’

My book just made the number one best sellers list.’

“Does that mean you are famous now then?’

“I’m getting there Ruby, I’m getting there.’









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