Never a child

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I was eight years old when they killed my dad. This is about growing up in London in the 1960's and of my quest to avenge my father's murder. If you are not from England you may find some of the references strange, but then, I love Brendan Dubois's novels which are based around New England, so maybe you don't have to be a Brit to read my story.

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Never a child

Submitted: November 30, 2008

I was eight years old when they killed my dad. This is about growing up in London in the 1960's and of my quest to avenge my father's murder. If you are not from England you may find some of the references strange, but then, I love Brendan Dubois's novels which are based around New England, so maybe you don't have to be a Brit to read my story.

This is a first draft Read Chapter

Submitted: November 30, 2008

Chapter 2 I didn’t know it, but mum had been taken to the North Middlesex hospital where a Doctor administered some sedation before... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 30, 2008

Chapter 3 The two policemen sat in their car outside the Walker’s house. They watched me and mum leave, mum carrying that heavy bro... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 30, 2008

Chapter 4 Opposite the Sweet factory on Green Lane there was a real bombsite, not just a derelict house that was a bombsite only in t... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 01, 2008

Chapter 5. “Mum, can we go home today ?” I had asked her the same question at least a dozen times every day and each time she had... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 02, 2008

Chapter 6 On our way from Auntie Flo’s to the bus-stop, mum stopped at a sweet shop and bought me my favourite treat; a Jubbly. The... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 03, 2008

Chapter 7 Archie Fox knocked on the Commissioner’s door, turned the handle and went inside in response the answering voice that cal... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 05, 2008

Chapter 8. It took a few weeks for the school to recover from Geordie’s accident. The school made up a special book to remember his... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 10, 2008

Chapter 9 The gardens on the Dunham’s side of the street were three times as long as those on my side. The reason for this was a co... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 12, 2008

Chapter 10 DI Fox was listening to his telephone, Hugh was reading a newspaper and drinking a cup of tea. Archie replaced the receive... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 15, 2008

Chapter 11 Swimming was an important part of my training plan. I moved away from the outdoor pool of the Lido, preferring a short bus... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 23, 2008

Chapter 12 Vincent was at his favourite place of ‘work’; his private office at The Royal. It was late morning and the club was si... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 29, 2008

Chapter 13. “Murphy, Bell, team captains. Who’s going to call?” said Mister Woods as he tossed a penny into the air. “Hea... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 31, 2008

Chapter 14 With the last gasp of the setting sun, the filament in the low wattage bulb that tried in vain to light the cramped cell w... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 08, 2009

Chapter 15 They were seated their desks in the CID offices; Archie was just ending a telephone conversation and Hugh was opening a bu... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 14, 2009

Chapter 16 The Jungles of Thailand are much the same as the Jungles of South America, Africa or any other Jungle. They are steaming h... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 18, 2009

Chapter 17 Mum began to go to pieces after she learned of Danny’s death. The brother I hardly knew and now I never would. At first ... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 24, 2009

Chapter 18 Hugh was stabbing away at the keys of an ancient typewriter when Archie came into the incident room, as the Station Chief ... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 01, 2009

Chapter 19 After Lunch, Mum still had not arrived, but I had not really expected her too. The games went on and we slowly slipped int... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 09, 2009

Chapter 20 Archie stood by the ropes. Two maintenance men wearing brown warehouse coats stood by a very long ladder, the top of which... Read Chapter

Submitted: February 15, 2009

Chapter 21 A few week after my first visit to Woody, Becky came along to tell me that I would be going home tomorrow. “Home ? Back ... Read Chapter

Submitted: March 03, 2009

Chapter 22 “Oh my good God! What on earth has happened to you ?” exclaimed Mrs Johnson when I arrived home from School. “You’... Read Chapter

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