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With great humour and vitality, Robert Roberts evokes his Edwardian childhood in the vivid portrait of a vanished community. Breathing the smoke from the factory chimneys, the children of Salford struggled daily to survive the grinding poverty that surrounded them. Sharing lively games along the railways lines and canal banks, their lives were rich in experience and comradeship.
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'One of the best and most sensitive of English working-class autobiographies' The Guardian ' A marvelous piece of work ... this vivid portrait of a vanished community ... bubbles with comic vitality Spectator 'The autobiography of an exceptional man ... a memoir of quite extraordinary richness' The Observer -- .About the Author:
Robert Roberts (1905-1979) was born in Salford in 1905. His books 'The Classic Slum' and 'A Ragged Schooling' have been hailed as classics of working class autobiography
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Book Description Fontana, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0005109738
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Book Description Fantana / Collins, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Good. Brown pages, scuffed cover and spine edges, Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 111484
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Book Description Fontana/Collins, 1982. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Fifth Impression. 188pp., plus 2 x 4 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper very good. "Life was harsh indeed in the tightly packed streets of industrial Salford in the years before World War One . . . But in the shadow of the factory chimneys a child could - and did - lead a life of tremendous vitality and excitement : games in the street and by the canal, daring excursions to mysterious foreign parts a mile or two down the road, flickering fantasies at the 'By Joe' cinema, the first whispered instruction in the dark pleasures of the flesh . . . " Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 010714
Book Description Fontana, London, 1982. Paperback. Reprint. 188 pages. Illustrated. A tight, straight, complete and intact book. Seller Inventory # 005269