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Penny Ward

The Jewel

It is 1996. Sixteen year old Lucy does not want her newly born daughter, and is only too glad to hand her over to boyfriend Adam. His family are supportive, but no-one can predict the impact of one small baby on the whole family. To begin with, little Juliet, 'The Jewel', brings everyone together, but when Adam finds a new girlfriend and brother Colin is forced to confront his sexuality, cracks begin to appear. Penny Ward's first novel is an honest, realistic, funny story of Juliet's first year, and should be prescribed reading for every teenager in the land!
60 printed pages
Original publication
2013

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