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 Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-09-20 with total page 416 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. Woodruff had to find his childhood fun in the little free time he had available between his delivery job and school, but he never writes self-pityingly, leaving the reader to shed the tears on his behalf. At ten his mother takes him on his one and only holiday -- to Blackpool. He never wonders where they get the money to do so, only where she disappears to with strange men in the afternoons, before taking him to the funfair, pockets jingling an hour or two later. NAB END is certainly not all grime and gloom however, there's a cast of great minor characters from an unfrocked vicar to William's indomitable grandmother Bridget who lend some colour and humour -- and all against the strongly rendered social backdrop of the 1920s and 1930s.

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 New Amsterdam Books. This book was released on 2001-08-06 with total page 384 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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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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The Road to Nab End

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ISBN 10 : 0907871674
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Download or read book The Road to Nab End written by William Woodruff and published by Constable Limited. This book was released on 2000 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Woodruff, the son of a weaver, 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 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.

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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 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Nab End and Beyond

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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 . . .

Hunger

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Download or read book Hunger written by James Vernon and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions committed to the conquest of world hunger.

Post office directory of Birmingham, Warwickshire, and part of Staffordshire (of Birmingham, with Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire) [afterw.] Kelly's directory of Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire

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British Islands Pilot

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British Islands Pilot: The south coast of England from the Scilly Isles to the Thames

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Vessel of Sadness

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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.

The Yorkshire Magazine

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A Concise History of the Modern World

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Download or read book A Concise History of the Modern World written by William Woodruff and published by Springer. This book was released on 1998-06-30 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By investigating the major changes in world history during the past five hundred years, Woodruff explains to what extent world forces have been responsible for shaping both the past and the present. This extraordinary book tells of the rise and fall of empires and civilizations; it recounts the growing communality and interdependence of nations; it shows how so many problems of the contemporary world are the legacy of an unprecedented era of western domination - the end of which was hastened by the two world wars. In explaining how the world has come to be what it is, the author examines the implications surrounding the end of the cold war, the unravelling of communism in Eastern Europe, and the growing challenge of the non-western world to western superiority. It is Woodruff's belief that we have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. With the shift of geopolitical and geoeconomic power to Asia, and with the growing world-wide influence of religious fundamentalism and revolutionary nationalism, the need for a global perspective has become acute. A Concise History of the Modern World encompasses the learning and the insights gleaned by the author from a life-time career as a world historian.

Kelly's directory of Berkshire, Bucks and Oxon

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We Danced All Night

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Download or read book We Danced All Night written by Martin Pugh and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Distinguished historian Martin Pugh offers a colourful and controversial revisionist history of Britain in the 1920s-30s.