Bess’s Secret Brother / Her Brother’s Keeper


In the 1880’s, Bess Langley became nursemaid with the wealthy Selby  family, who were unaware that their adopted son, Richard, was actually Bess’s own baby brother. Then Bess discovered that Neville Selby, a nephew who had expected to inherit the family fortune, was out to kill the baby. Bess fled with the baby to another town and took lodgings with Mrs Doakes and her daughter, Rosie, but soon discovered that Rosie was ill-treating him in her absence. Leaving the baby at the inn where she worked, Bess returned to collect her things and settle up with Mrs Doakes.



  • Writer: Marion Turner (under pen-name: Fiona Turner)


  • Bess’s Secret Brother – Judy: #1256 (4 February 1984) – #1267 (21 April 1984)
  • Reprinted as Her Brother’s Keeper–  Judy: #1578 (07 April 1990) – #1589 (23 June 1990)

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