Free Boots & Back to Backs - Memories of a 1950's Childhood: Memories of a 1950's Childhood (Paperback)
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Free Boots & Back to Backs - Memories of a 1950's Childhood: Memories of a 1950's Childhood (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 08/03/2018
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Born in 1946, Maureen Harvey was brought up in a poor working-class household in Birmingham at a time when the city was still a major manufacturing centre. Despite her family's poor circumstances, the author recalls a childhood filled with family pride and neighbourliness; of making do with whatever came to hand; of being thankful for small mercies. This was an age where the deserving poor could write to the Daily Mail and receive a pair of serviceable boots free of charge; when as a small child Maureen would forage for coal and wood for fuel. The industrial working classes really were 'poor, but proud and honest'. The perfect book for readers of nostalgic historical non-fiction, about life in Britain as the country emerged from the grim years of the Second World War.

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786068675
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 13 mm

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“Brillant book of living history.”

This book has brought back so many memories that have made me smile and tearful at the same time, highly reccomend to all ages, for those who remember these times and also those who would possibly disbelieve how... More

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