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Benny
Togetherness
Mother’s Boy
Double Grief
The Parkin Gang
They Were Not Divided
To Be a Farmer’s Boy
Mis-spent Youth
Harry, Ten Going on Eleven
A Pony Called Jack
Sweat
As Others See Us
Absentee
My Yank
Pin Money
Nurse Ellen
SAILOR BEWARE
Look, Duck and Vanish
GEORGE’S FINEST HOUR
Bevin Boy
Three’s a Crowd
Brothers in Arms
Goodbye to Arms
El Cid
A Life
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Coaldust

Coaldust

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Sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, these stories were inspired by people with whom the author came into contact, events of which he became aware and influences which he came under as a boy. They convey the anxieties of the 1930s and '40s and the insecurities of the mining communities. Often raw and earthy, they paint a picture of a society peopled mainly by migrants from the older coalfields, thrown together by economic and social forces and not yet secure in their new identities. The author's awareness of British social history helps to place the stories within the context of what was happening in the world beyond the slag heap.
Sometimes witty, sometimes cynical, these stories were inspired by people with whom the author came into contact, events of which he became aware and influences which he came under as a boy. They convey the anxieties of the 1930s and '40s and the insecurities of the mining communities. Often raw and earthy, they paint a picture of a society peopled mainly by migrants from the older coalfields, thrown together by economic and social forces and not yet secure in their new identities. The author's awareness of British social history helps to place the stories within the context of what was happening in the world beyond the slag heap.

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Publish date: Jul 5, 2011
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