Arrival 1941-1952: Where Granma Started Telling All Her Tales: The final part of the trilogy Book 3 - Single to Brighton 3 (Paperback)Lilian Forshaw (author)
Paperback 350 Pages / Published: 22/10/2016
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I have included my drawings and photos and a map to aid your journey through my tales. My father's sister, who attended my birth, tells everybody that when I was put into my granma, Clara's arms, the first thing she said to me was, 'I've so much to tell you.' So while war raged around the adults my first five years were filled with granma's life at the Lamb Inn on Pevensey Levels in the 1870s. Her story telling painted a living picture of the locals supping their gills of ale while calling on Clara's grandfather, John Pilbeam to, 'sing us a story,' of how life was lived in wild remote Sussex. I was a good listener. How could I not be a writer? My first story was only nine words and it got my mother into trouble. Trouble was I told the truth. So then it was my turn to tell what I saw in our Brighton street where Gran and I went foraging for herbs, and where a tipster left the names of too many hot bets scribbled on the Grocer's wall, causing the women to rough up the bookies runner. It was as exciting as anything I saw among the families and gangsters on the race course. In my collection I tell you the harrowing and hopeful post-war stories.Clara still received letters from Frank who was now farming in Canada. Gran had regular meetings with her old friends chuckling at life, especially when I, aged eight, asked why my mum stood in front of the photos on the wall where we were waiting in the queue for the pantomime. That sent the old ladies into paroxysms of laughter and I found I could lip read, 'naked ladies and all girl band !' At 82, independent as ever, Granma took herself into an old people's home where some surprises surrounded her, before my last tale of her life is played out.
Publisher: Deerfold Press
Number of pages: 350
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
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