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Only after returning from his well-attended funeral did Fiona Bailey realise just how much she would miss Davey Love. Despite her initial doubts and prejudices about this rough-hewn Irishman, towards the end of his life she had discovered qualities about him she had previously overlooked. Above all, it was his inherent kindness that she had failed to discern when she and her husband had first met Davey and his wayward son, Sammy. 

The Baileys, Bill and Fiona, lived in the Tyneside town of Fellburn, where Bill was a successful building contractor. Years before he had met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own loving family, to which they had shortly added by adopting the orphaned Mamie. Then, when one of Fiona’s children, Willie, acquired a new friend, Sammy, it was he and his father, Davey, who, by one means or another, helped change the lives and fortunes of the Bailey family. 

Now, with Davey gone, there would be new challenges to face. It had been agreed that Sammy would live with them - but would this formidable lad with his colourful language fit in as a fully fledged member of the Bailey family? As for Fiona, it was she who bore the brunt of the arguments and disagreements that were an inevitable part of life in the Bailey household. Whatever life had in store, however, she knew she could always rely on Bill, that rock of a man with a rough tongue and edges but with a heart of gold.

©1997 The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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