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After living peacefully in the rural town of Melton, 15-year-old evacuee Ruby Blakeley is suddenly brought back to reality when her bully of a brother Ray forces her to return home to East London.
Far from being welcomed back with open arms, Ruby finds herself being treated as a skivvy by her widowed mother and taunted by her three brothers. Her only confidant is charming bad boy, Johnnie.
Things get worse when she falls pregnant. Unable to face her family, Ruby runs away to Southend in search of a new start. But she soon finds she can't escape her past...
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Marie Maxwell was born in London and after living here, there and everywhere, now lives happily by the sea in Essex. Her varied working life has included jobs as an air hostess, a teacher and a social worker, and she has been a freelance feature writer for many years. Marie also writes books under the name Bernardine Kennedy.Review:
`Richly evocative, this heartbreaking tale is joltingly realistic.' Kitty Neale
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Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0750536721