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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ISBN 10 : 9781461733157
Pages : 384 pages
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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.

The Road to Nab End

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ISBN 10 : 0907871674
Pages : 374 pages
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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.

Nab End and Beyond

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:1245632833
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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:

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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 . . .

The Road to Nab End

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:1036854615
Pages : 407 pages
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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:

Road to Nab End

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Download or read book Road to Nab End written by W. WOODRUFF and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Beyond Nab End

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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 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs starts with him having arrived in Poplar in the early 1930s. On spec he turns up at a steel foundry and luckily gets a job. His digs are with an old couple in Bow where he has to share a single bed (head to toe) with their mentally retarded son. Life in the foundry is grim but William is indomitable. For recreation one day he cycles (then in the days before inflatable tyres) to Berkhamstead to try and track down an old girlfriend. She's not there and he has to return in a snowstorm - it takes him eight hours to get back to Poplar and then he has to get up three hours later to work at the foundry. Eventually he decides to 'get some leernin' and his first white collar job starts for the water board in ... Brettenham House! He continues to pursue his studies, finally winning a place at Ruskin College, Oxford. How the ex-steel worker became an Oxford academic - and William's concluding description of returning from the war to meet the son he's never seen - is deeply moving.

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.

A Concise History of the Modern World

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ISBN 10 : 9781349266630
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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.

List of Mines in Great Britain and the Isle of Man

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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
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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.

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Download or read book H.O. Pub written by United States. Hydrographic Office and published by . This book was released on 1915 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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.

A Concise History of the Modern World

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ISBN 10 : 034911837X
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Download or read book A Concise History of the Modern World written by William Woodruff and published by Abacus Software. This book was released on 2005 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the major changes in world history and world economy during the past five hundred years and explains to what extent world forces have been responsible for shaping both past and present. Its underlying theme is the struggle for power in which, since the sixteenth century, the West has prevailed. Many of the problems of the contemporary world - including terrorism - are the legacy of the period of Western domination. Until the rise of the West, and its incomparable impact on every branch of human activity, the centre of the world has been in Asia. By the nineteenth century world power was firmly in the hands of the West. America's later rise to world status was prompted by the two world wars. The most prominent of the Western nations, the US is now blamed for all the excesses of an earlier colonial age.