COBBLED STREETS AND PENNY SWEETS

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Cobbled Streets And Penny Sweets

Author : Yvonne Young
ISBN : 9781789460131
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in 1950s Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yvonne Young's childhood was spent at the heart of the city's industry. With her grandfather working as a ship painter, her Uncle Tom helping to build them, and neighbours working for the local armaments factory, the shipyards and factories were her community's lifeblood. Growing up so soon after the Second World War, it was also a time of great hardship and many families around Yvonne suffered poverty and neglect. And yet, people made the best of what little they had, as housewives competed to scrub their doorsteps clean and children turned derelict houses into playgrounds. Yvonne also delighted in hearing about the characters that made up her area, from the chimney sweep to the still occasional sight of the rag-and-bone man. Despite challenges at home, and an education system that didn't expect her to make it beyond the local factory, she always tried to see the bright side. Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets is an affectionate, at times hard-hitting, and beautifully evocative portrait of life in a city that has changed beyond recognition. Above all, it is a story of family, friendship, and getting through the hard times with a healthy dose of Geordie humour.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Penny Sweets And Cobbled Streets

Author : Nanny Pat
ISBN : 9781447218777
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nanny Pat has always been the heart of her family, and her children and grandchildren regularly pitch up at her house for a cup of tea, a slice of her famous sausage plait and some wise advice. Now, with her trademark warmth and humour, she evokes the colourful East End world of her childhood. Pat was born in 1935 and, apart from a brief period when she was evacuated during the Second World War, she lived in Bow, part of a poor but close-knit community. Her mother died when Pat was only eleven, leaving her heartbroken. As young as she was, she was soon running the household, washing, cleaning and cooking for her father and brother - as well as working in a cork factory upon leaving school. It was a lonely life at times, as her strict father refused to let her go courting. But then she met a handsome young man called Charlie . . . and, against all opposition, she was determined to marry him. Full of great characters, from her deaf Nan to Auntie Alice, who would dress in all her furs to pop out to buy a pork chop, and packed with wonderful anecdotes, this delightful memoir vividly captures a lost way of life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wedding Bells For Nurse Connie

Author : Jean Fullerton
ISBN : 9781409151166
Genre : Fiction
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East End saga queen Jean Fullerton returns with a delightful new novel in the Nurse Connie series It's 1948 and the nurses of the East End of London are making the most of life post-war. For Connie in particular, things are looking rosy as she looks forward to planning a future with her sweetheart, Malcolm. But, as many a young bride-to-be has proved, the course of true love never did run smooth and Connie finds herself having to grapple with interfering mothers and Malcolm's reluctance to set the date. But while there are many obstacles to overcome before walking down the aisle, at least Connie can relax in the knowledge that she'll soon be married to the man of her dreams, can't she? Life at work isn't all smooth sailing either. The newly-formed NHS is keeping the nurses of Fry House extremely busy and as ever in the life of a nurse heartbreak lurks at every turn. But there are some new faces to keep things interesting. And one in particular might be the answer to all of Connie's problems...
Category: Fiction

Down Cobbled Streets

Author : Phil O'Keeffe
ISBN : 0863222137
Genre : Social Science
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A Liberties Childhood Born and bred in Dublin's Liberties, Phil O'Keefe's memoir evokes the streets and lanes of her childhood in this enthralling memoir of Dublin in the 1930s. It was a time when draymen carted barrels of Guiness from the brewery to the pubs, when bread delivered to shops on open trays was still steaming, and market day meant cattle being herded through the centre of the city. A fascinating and evocative picture of a time now all but forgotten.
Category: Social Science

Hobbies

Author : Otto C. Lightner
ISBN : IND:30000093647992
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Victorian Nottingham

Author : Richard Iliffe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126435861
Genre : Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
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Cowslips And Chainies

Author : Elaine Crowley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017617486
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A compelling account of growing up in inner-city Dublin during the 1930s. Crowley gives fascinating descriptions of pawnbrokers and money-lenders, of how a family could manage life in one room, and of the workings of inner-city communities.
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A Dublin Girl

Author : Elaine Crowley
ISBN : UOM:39015045633826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An intimate and bittersweet memoir documents the author's childhood detailing her mother's desperate wish for a house of their own, her father's unfaithfulness and promiscuity, her mother's attempt to end the affair and the beating that ensued, and the devastating aftermath of the tuberculosis epidemic.
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Sinister Street

Author : Sir Compton Mackenzie
ISBN : CORNELL:31924013656834
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction