Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga) - Hopkins Family Saga (Paperback)
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Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga) - Hopkins Family Saga (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 27/12/2007
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A STORY OF WARMTH, WIT AND THE SPIRIT OF A WORKING-CLASS COMMUNITY.

PERFECT for fans of TV's Call The Midwife and The Pursuit of Love - and readers of Nadine Dorries, Nancy Revell and Anne Baker will adore the Hopkins family!


READERS LOVE OUR KID!

***** 'After just a few pages gripped me like pliers' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'Beautifully written. Hard to put down. Many laughs, and touching moments' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'Give an insight into a Northern life of a different world written with a sense of hardship, sadness, humour and real emotion' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'I was howling with laughter one minute and in tears the next ... It's my favourite book'
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Billy Hopkins' Our Kid is a warm-hearted and nostalgic tale of a boy's life: from the 1920s Manchester slums, through tough times as an evacuee during World War II, to the challenges of the post-war world for a hard-up family.

'How wonderful to have a book like this... A glimpse of a lost reality' - Manchester Evening News


It was on a Sunday night in 1928 that Billy Hopkins made his first appearance. Billy's tenement home on the outskirts of Manchester would be considered a slum today, but he lived there happily with his large Catholic family, hatching money-making schemes with his many friends.

When war came, and the Luftwaffe dominated the night sky, Billy was evacuated to Blackpool. There he lived on a starvation diet while his own rations went to feed his landlady's children - 'I might as well be in Strangeways!'

But even the cruel blows that were to be dealt to the family on his return to Manchester would not destroy Billy's fighting spirit - or his sense of humour.

What readers are saying about Our Kid:

'Billy Hopkins is a masterful storyteller who draws you into his world of a working class household coping with, and surviving, the ups and downs of life'

'The characters are brilliant - I will never ever forget this book for as long as I live'

'The best read ever'

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755343188
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 412 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
How wonderful to have a book like this... A glimpse of a lost reality * Manchester Evening News *
This fictionalized biography is an easy page-turner * Historical Novels Review *
A celebration of the spirit of the times... witty and moving * Sentinel Sunday *
Heart-warming * Bolton Evening News *
A cracking yarn * Warrington Guardian *
Hopkins, like all best authors, writes in effortlessly simplistic prose and as such is a fascinating author * Manchester Evening News *
Not only is it a heart-rending story, it is a remarkable piece of social history * Lancashire Magazine *

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