This is a book that shows Black Country people at their very best, honest, hard working, comunity spirited and able all the love of a family. It tells Meg Hutchinson's story with humour and at times is tear jearkingly being so true and honest. Now know why her books hold a special place in the heart of all black country folk and the world, true to life, believable and honest in every sence of the word. Have always enjoyed her books but know I now the background story will enjoy them even more. Equally on par with Catherine Cookson and her north country roots and books.