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Julie Shaw - Author


My name is Julie Shaw, and my father, Keith, is the only surviving member of the 13 Hudson siblings, born to Annie and Reggie Hudson on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford. We were and are a very close family, even though there were so many of us, and those of us who are left always will be.

I wanted to write these stories as a tribute to my parents and family. The stories are all based on the truth but, as I’m sure you’ll understand, I’ve had to disguise some identities and facts to protect the innocent. Those of you who still live on the Canterbury Estate will appreciate the folklore that we all grew up with: the stories of our predecessors, good and bad, and the names that can still strike fear or respect into our hearts – the stories of the Canterbury Warriors.

Author photo © Scott Hudson

If you like Julie Shaw you might also like to read books by Kimberley Chambers, Jessie Keane and Martina Cole.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Julie Shaw

Blood Sisters by Julie Shaw
Reader Reviewed Blood Sisters
Julie Shaw
A tense, vivid, standalone tale set in the early 1980’s from the author of ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series. Vicky and Lucy are best friends, when they leave school they take different paths as they fall...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
Bad Blood by Julie Shaw
Bad Blood
Julie Shaw
Another provocative, edgy and at times unbelievably sad story from the author of ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series. Julie Shaw really has hit on a winner with her bold and girtty stories based on her family...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Blood Ties Family is Not Always a Place of Safety by Julie Shaw
Reader Reviewed Blood Ties Family is Not Always a Place of Safety
Julie Shaw
‘Blood Ties’ is a bittersweet, unmistakably romantic tale set in Bradford in the 1960’s. This is a very different offering to the first three in ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series, namely that the Hudson’s do not make...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
My Mam Shirley by Julie Shaw
Reader Reviewed My Mam Shirley
Julie Shaw
An engaging and compassionate view into the world of the Hudson women, some of whom are just as infamous as their men. You can actually read the ‘Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ in any order, however it feels right...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/12/2014
My Uncle Charlie by Julie Shaw
Reader Reviewed My Uncle Charlie
Julie Shaw
Another riveting insight into a world of hardship and crime, where family doesn't just matter, it means everything. The second book based on the true 'Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’, almost feels as though it should have been the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
Our Vinnie The True Story of Yorkshire's Notorious Criminal Family by Julie Shaw
Reader Reviewed Our Vinnie The True Story of Yorkshire's Notorious Criminal Family
Julie Shaw
December 2014 Book of the Month. A truly fascinating tale, sad, moving and at times repugnant, but so utterly compelling. You feel as though...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014

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