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A Northern Lad Graham Sutcliffe

A Northern Lad

Graham Sutcliffe

Published September 3rd 2014
ISBN : 9781499089233
Paperback
254 pages
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 About the Book 

This is the story of a child of the post war baby boom growing up in those far off non-PC days of the fifties and early sixties. The scene is a northern textile town, a town thrown up by the industrial revolution. A town whos seemingly permanentMoreThis is the story of a child of the post war baby boom growing up in those far off non-PC days of the fifties and early sixties. The scene is a northern textile town, a town thrown up by the industrial revolution. A town whos seemingly permanent way of life was about to vanish for ever, as the post imperial world arrived. The book ends as the author leaves, tantalisingly close to that threatened day of reckoning that would see the place change forever. He would never return as anything more than a casual visitor.The tale is told tongue in cheek. It pokes fun at much and embroiders much, rather than keeping to the strict facts and figures. In this way school teachers and the like are often described rather unkindly and their pupils are mostly shown as awkward and uncouth. This is definitely not a story of the swinging sixties- this is about a northern town where the mini-skirt wouldn’t appear until long after Londoners abandoned it.