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A Little Badness is an unforgettable saga of family, danger and true love, from best-selling author Josephine Cox.

Rita Blackthorn’s heart was barren and hard. In all of her life, she had never truly loved. But she had hated. Beneath the loving gaze of her daughter’s soft green eyes, her heart swelled with dark and dangerous emotions.

Young Cathy Blackthorn has never experienced any loving response from her mother. It is her beloved Aunt Margaret, with a heart as big and warm as the summer sky, who has been more of a mother than her own could ever be. And when Cathy’s father, Frank Blackthorn, brings home a London street urchin and announces this will be the son he and Rita have never had, Cathy despairs of ever winning her parents’ love. Cathy is a generous soul, though, and tries to give the young lad a chance to prove himself, but, unlike her best friend, David Leyton, something about him makes her more than uneasy....

©1995 Josephine Cox (P)2022 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Hailed quite rightly as a gifted writer in the tradition of Catherine Cookson." (Manchester Evening News)

"Josephine Cox brings so much freshness to the plot and the characters.... A Cookson by any other name." (Birmingham Post)

"Driven and passionate." (Sunday Times)

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Never let down with Josephine Cox

Absolutely loved this story kept stopping and starting so it wouldn’t end Voice reading the book felt right wish there was more Josephine Cox on Audible ⭐️

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Lovely

Thoroughly enjoyed this book Reader excellent, storyline kept you thinking with many moral issues for one to consider.

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dull and too slow.

unfortunately I found this so so dull and very slow to get going. I listened for an hour and absolutely nothing had happened. long drawn out descriptions of every character and every scene with then no storyline to get going. turned off after an hour. won't be buying another from this author. writing style is way too slow for me.