Sweet Little Things: A Novella (The Liverpool Series)
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First Published on Nov 21 2017
Pat was always desperately shy, always scared of saying the wrong thing.
Then she met Johnny, and he did the talking. It was the 1970s, and he was a Liverpool docker. They were poor, but as long as Johnny was around Pat was happy.
Then came tragedy and she misses him more than she can say.
Now kids torment Pat, knocking on the door and running away.
She's hardly talked to a soul in years until a new neighbour arrives next door. Sixteen-year-old single mother, Mildie, is just as lonely as Pat.
Racial prejudice has turned Mildie's family against her - she is white, and her little boy's father was black.
Her family called him terrible names when they told her to go. She does her best to manage, but it's hard to cope when you're young and on your own.
She's terrified social services will take her son away. They both need a friend, but Pat makes a terrible mistake. She tries to give the little boy a present. It's just a little thing... she got it free with a pot of jam and can't understand why Mildie's so very upset.
Now Mildie thinks Pat's just like all the rest - the ones that call her names. The misunderstanding drives a wedge between them, and it's up to Pat to face her fears.Can she find the words to make it right?
Sweet Little Things is a nostalgic, heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking story set in 1970s Liverpool.
Not to be missed by readers of Lyn Andrews, Dilly Court and Kitty Neale.
Filled with nostalgia and hope this heartwarming story is a look back to gritty 1970s, Liverpool.
Grace Jolliffe is the award-winning author of Liverpool based The Sunshine Girl, Sweet Little Things, and Piggy Monk Square.
Her next novel, Kindness and Strangers will be out soon.
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