Beyond Nab End

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ISBN 10 : 9780748109067
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Beyond Nab End written by William Woodruff and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs starts with his arrival in the East End of London in the early 1930s. He finds lodgings with a Cockney family in Stratford, where he shares a single bed (head to toe) with a stonebreaker. He thinks himself lucky to get a job at an iron foundry until he faces the gruelling, back-breaking work. But William is indomitable. To find his old sweetheart, he one day cycles to Berkhamstead. She's not there and he returns in a snowstorm - it takes him eight hours to reach friends in the west of London and then, after three hours sleep, another four to get to work on time. Eventually he joins a night school to 'get some learnin'; his first white collar job starts for the water board in S( Brettenham House! His studies finally take him to the Catholic Workers College (which is now Plater College), Oxford. How the foundry worker became a scholar, how war interrupted his studies - and William's concluding description of returning from war to meet the son he's never seen - is a deeply moving story.

Nab End and Beyond

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ISBN 10 : 0349119872
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Download or read book Nab End and Beyond written by William Woodruff and published by Little Brown Uk. This book was released on 2006-12-01 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch. The son of a weaver, he was born on a pallet of straw at the back of the mill and two days later his mother was back at work. Life was extrememly tough for the family in 1920's Blackburn - a treat was sheep's head or cow heel soup - and got worse when his father lost his job when the cotton industry started its terminal decline. At 16, William leaves the poverty of Blackburn for London, where he finds no streets paved with gold, but filthy tenements and such squalor only a great city can conceal. He gets a job in an iron foundry and finds lodgings with a beer-swilling landlady and her family - a predatory daughter, and a tattooed madman of a son with whom he has to share his bed. Then, at night school, William discovers his love of learning, which eventually takes him to Plater college, Oxford. As Mosley's blackshirts provoke fighting on the streets, William witnesses the courage of ordinary people in the face of war: a war in which he himself will soon be fighting . . .

Nab End and Beyond

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Download or read book Nab End and Beyond written by William Woodruff and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 724 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Road to Nab End

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ISBN 10 : 9781561310692
Pages : 374 pages
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Download or read book The Road to Nab End written by William Woodruff and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2001 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town. From William Woodruff's birth in 1916 until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of England, where the crash of 1920 left his family in extreme poverty.

Beyond Nab End

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ISBN 10 : 0754093549
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Download or read book Beyond Nab End written by William Woodruff and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Beyond Nab End Hammicks Poster

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Download or read book Beyond Nab End Hammicks Poster written by Woodruff and published by . This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Road to Nab End

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Download or read book The Road to Nab End written by William Woodruff and published by . This book was released on 2002-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Vessel of Sadness

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ISBN 10 : 1574880543
Pages : 183 pages
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Download or read book Vessel of Sadness written by William Woodruff and published by Potomac Books Incorporated. This book was released on 1996 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of those who fought and died in 1944 at Anzio. Their task was to seize the Alban Hills and then Rome, but instead, for more than four months, they sank into the mud of the Anzio plain and fought for their lives. There are no heroes, no victories. Even national differences merge and are forgotten in this larger story of humanity.

We Danced All Night

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ISBN 10 : 9781448162741
Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book We Danced All Night written by Martin Pugh and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-12-31 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bounded by the Great War on one side and by the looming shadow of the Second World War on the other, the inter-war period has characteristically been portrayed as a time of great and unrelenting depression. In Martin Pugh's lively and thought-provoking book, however, the acclaimed historian vividly shows how the British people reacted to the privations of wartime by indulging in leisure and entertainment activities of all kinds - from dancing and cinema going to smoking, football pools and paid holidays. He explodes the myths of a nation of unwed women, revealing that in the 1930s the institution of marriage was reaching its heyday, and points to a rise in real incomes, improvements in diet and health and the spread of cheap luxuries. The result is an extraordinary, engaging work of history that presents us with a fresh perspective and brings out both the strangeness and the familiarity of this point in time.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

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ISBN 10 : 9780191044939
Pages : 704 pages
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Download or read book The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History written by David Hey and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2010-02-25 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

Folk Song in England

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ISBN 10 : 9780571309733
Pages : 608 pages
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Download or read book Folk Song in England written by Steve Roud and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Victorian times, England was famously dubbed the land without music - but one of the great musical discoveries of the early twentieth century was that England had a vital heritage of folk song and music which was easily good enough to stand comparison with those of other parts of Britain and overseas. Cecil Sharp, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, and a number of other enthusiasts gathered a huge harvest of songs and tunes which we can study and enjoy at our leisure. But after over a century of collection and discussion, publication and performance, there are still many things we don't know about traditional song - Where did the songs come from? Who sang them, where, when and why? What part did singing play in the lives of the communities in which the songs thrived? More importantly, have the pioneer collectors' restricted definitions and narrow focus hindered or helped our understanding? This is the first book for many years to investigate the wider social history of traditional song in England, and draws on a wide range of sources to answer these questions and many more.

The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation

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ISBN 10 : 9781139576901
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Download or read book The Changing Legal Regulation of Cohabitation written by Rebecca Probert and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book has three key aims: first, to show how the legal treatment of cohabiting couples has changed over the past four centuries, from punishment as fornicators in the seventeenth century to eventual acceptance as family in the late twentieth; second, to chart how the language used to refer to cohabitation has changed over time and how different terms influenced policy debates and public perceptions; and, third, to estimate the extent of cohabitation in earlier centuries. To achieve this it draws on hundreds of reported and unreported cases as well as legislation, policy papers and debates in Parliament; thousands of newspaper reports and magazine articles; and innovative cohort studies that provide new and more reliable evidence as to the incidence (or rather the rarity) of cohabitation in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England. It concludes with a consideration of the relationship between legal regulation and social trends.

Family Men

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ISBN 10 : 9780192599544
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Family Men written by Laura King and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fathers are often neglected in histories of family life in Britain. Family Men provides the first academic study of fathers and families in the period from the First World War to the end of the 1950s. It takes a thematic approach, examining different aspects of fatherhood, from the duties it encompassed to the ways in which it related to men's identities. The historical approach is socio-cultural: each chapter examines a wide range of historical source materials in order to analyse both cultural representations of fatherhood and related social norms, as well as exploring the practices and experiences of individuals and families. It uncovers the debates surrounding parenting and family life and tells the stories of men and their children. While many historians have examined men's relationship to the home and family in histories of gender, family life, domestic spaces, and class cultures more generally, few have specifically examined fathers as crucial family members, as historical actors, and as emotional individuals. The history of fatherhood is extremely significant to contemporary debate: assumptions about fatherhood in the past are constantly used to support arguments about the state of fatherhood today and the need for change or otherwise in the future. Laura King charts men's changing experiences of fatherhood, suggesting that although the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by men did not shift rapidly, their relationships, position in the family, and identities underwent significant change between the start of the First World War and the 1960s.

Men and Menswear

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ISBN 10 : 9781351918251
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book Men and Menswear written by Laura Ugolini and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite increasing academic interest in both the study of masculinity and the history of consumption, there are still few published studies that bring together both concerns. By investigating the changing nature of the retailing of menswear, this book illuminates wider aspects of masculine identity as well as patterns of male consumption between the years 1880 and 1939. While previous historical studies of masculinity have focused overwhelmingly on the moral, spiritual and physical characteristics associated with notions of 'manliness', this book considers the relationship between men and activities which were widely considered to be at least potentially 'unmanly' - selling, as well as buying clothes - thus shedding new light on men's lives and identities in this period.

Paradise Galore

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ISBN 10 : 0460061674
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Download or read book Paradise Galore written by William Woodruff and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 165 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Shadows of Glory

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ISBN 10 : 034911689X
Pages : 358 pages
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Download or read book Shadows of Glory written by William Woodruff and published by Little Brown Uk. This book was released on 2003 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Woodruff's novel is about the fortunes of an Oxford University rowing eight, leading up to and during the Second World War. 1938: the Arnold College crew are a varied bunch, united only by the love of their sport and a sense that theirs is a generation which may have to fight for king and country. There's Charley Bradbury, a Scottish Communist and pacifist; David Evans, a chorister and super-boffin; Roger Blundell a witty dandy;Tony Markham, heir to a substantial estate and brother to four Mitford-type sisters; Pat Riley, charming somewhat mysterious Irishman; Alex Haverfield, handsome and a natural leader; Max Elsfield a dangerous self-destructive drinker and Bill Clark a naval cadet. As the war progresses they are gradually whittled away. Some, like Max Elsfield and David Evans, have been unhappy in love and have brought about their own destruction through reckless assaults on the enemy. Others like Charley Bradbury have had the bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - torpedoed on a passenger vessel from Russia. Ultimately this - like the Nab End stories - is a book about common humanity: the importance of virtues such as faith, loyalty and self-sacrifice.

To Hell and Back

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ISBN 10 : 9780241187159
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book To Hell and Back written by Ian Kershaw and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR AND EDITOR'S CHOICE 2015 In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison. In 1939 Europeans would initiate a second conflict that managed to be even worse - a war in which the killing of civilians was central and which culminated in the Holocaust. To Hell and Back tells this story with humanity, flair and originality. Kershaw gives a compelling narrative of events, but he also wrestles with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and lived through such fearful times - and what this means for us.