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By: Patrick Gildea


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Tragedy strikes a young married couple living in Bradford West Yorkshire in the late 1940s. Timmothy Dove’s wife dies after prematurely giving birth to a set of triplets, two sons and a daughter. Timmothy struggles to bring up his new family on his own, he finally realises that he can no longer give them the love, attention and sustenance that they require, therefore he has no option but to put his three children into the care of the local authority.

Two of the children are soon adopted, the other one Sidney unbeknown to him was named after his late grandfather just seems to be the odd one out, he is in and out of different fostering family homes and regularly returns back into the care of the local authority because of his disruptive behaviour. None of the children were to be informed of the tragic circumstances in which both their parents died, and it was agreed by the authority’s that the children’s new parents would also be given no background details of their past life.

Patrick Gildea was born in Paisley, Scotland. He moved from Paisley to West Yorkshire in his late teens after meeting his wife to be on holiday in the Isle of Man. Now fifty years on, both are still joined at the hip. Pat is now retired and has relocated once again, this time to Southend-on-Sea; he has been a prolific reader since childhood. His style of fictional writing will have you in tucks of laughter one minute then have you reduced to tears the next.

Patrick’s academic qualifications came from the University of Life, having worked in the construction industry for over the past twenty years.

The latter part of his working life was spent as a senior officer working for local government. His life skills moved him away from a plumber’s blowlamp to producing various technical reports to senior council officials and local members of parliament.

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