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The Children of Albion

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In post-millennial England, the next generation are falling through the gaps of a very broken society. In the wasteland of a English sink-estate, where the adults are lost to drink, drugs, poverty and destructive relationships, the next generation run ferral, surviving day to day by any means possible.

Starved of food, love and affection, the children face a bleak future
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Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published September 29th 2016 by Little Bird Publishing House
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Annette
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
The children of Albion by Jill Turner was a Goodreads win

Robbie is growing up in a run- down estate, where poverty, drugs, abuse, drink and sex are common place. His father has disappeared, he no longer has anything in common with his sister, and his mother is depressed and trying to cope by picking up random men from the pub for sex and hopefully a little affection.

He has dropped out of school, and avoids the police by street wise speed and cunning. He feels he cant live any longer in a home
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Barry Rutter
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading Children of Albion is a bit like accidentally coming across a vicious bullying video online you dont really want to look but you just cant help yourselfand then it haunts you for days afterwards.

Set on a sink estate that could be on the outskirts of any UK city, it tells the harrowing story of its dispossessed children, with crap parents, crap neighbours and the crap luck to be born in such a hellhole.

While the grown-ups are all junkies, drunkards, wasters and violent bullies, the
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Nyx
Aug 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up
I received a copy of "The Children of Albion" through a Goodreads Giveaway. So far, I've only managed to read 40ish pages. I'm concerned I won't be able to read on, for reasons I'll explain, but I do want to pass it along to a friend or two. While I can tell by flicking through that this isn't my cup of tea, I'm fairly sure it will appeal to others.

The story's narrator is Robbie, an 11-year-old boy living on an estate in England. It is written in a conversational tone that is perhaps a bit
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Rosie Amber
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The Children Of Albion is a hard-hitting novel about children seeking an escape from the brutal reality of their upbringing. I can see it becoming a popular novel for young adults.

Eleven year old Robbie Terry lives on an inner city estate, a place run by tough Dean Amery and his goons. Robbie bunks off school, smokes cigarettes and steals. He cares for his mum who picks up losers at the pub and brings them home. To escape her cycle of needy depression, hell head to his 'den': an abandoned house.
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