It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing.It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 17 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again.Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
About the Author
Julie Shaw’s father is the only surviving member of the 13 Hudson siblings, born to Annie and Reggie Hudson on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford. Julie tells the stories of the Canterbury Warriors - the folklore that she grew up with, tales of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, tales that inspire fear and respect for a time and place governed by gangs, poverty and corruption, but when family was everything and the Hudsons ruled.