A Birmingham Backstreet Boyhood

A Birmingham Backstreet Boyhood

Large Print - 2011
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"Mom bought me a second-hand pilot's leather helmet. It was miles too big for me, but I wore it day and night nevertheless. One day running up the street it fell over my eyes and I ran into the corner of a brick and concrete cover that they used to put over the cellar gratings."Graham Twist's memoir is a fascinating recollection of growing up in the slums of 1940s Birmingham.Despite hard living conditions and a distinct lack of money, a strong community spirit prevailed and families and neighbourhoods were close-knit. In those tough times you hoped nobody noticed you going to the "pop shop" to pawn precious valuables to get enough money to pay the rent or buy food for the family...
Publisher: Oxford : Isis, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780753195819
Branch Call Number: LT 942.496 TWI
Characteristics: 104 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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