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Fiction featuring Care Experience

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Common People

Tony Birch


In this unforgettable new collection, Tony Birch introduces a cast of characters from all walks of life. These remarkable and surprising stories capture common people caught up in the everyday business of living and the struggle to survive. From two single mothers on the most unlikely night shift to a homeless man unexpectedly faced with the miracle of a new life, Birch's stories are set in gritty urban refuges and battling regional communities. His deftly drawn characters find unexpected signs of hope in a world where beauty can be found on every street corner - a message on a T-shirt, a friend in a stray dog or a star in the night sky. Common People shines a light on human nature and how the ordinary kindness of strangers can have extraordinary results. Included in these stories are several Care Experienced Characters, eg, Joe Roberts who was in a Children's Home, the narrator in 'Harmless' who was in kinship care; and the narrator of 'Colours' who lives with Aunt Beryl.

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