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Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard

Every family has a guilty secret that it does its utmost to conceal from the world.

The widow and her three grown-up children came to England from Australia last year. All four are so careful about what they say that nobody imagines for a moment that they have a skeleton in the cupboard, yet the fact is that the ­ ‘widow’s’ husband, a criminal of the worst type, is serving life imprisonment in Brisbane.