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Till the Cows Come Home

Author : Sara Cox
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A funny and heart-warming love letter to childhood, family and growing up. Till the Cows Come Home is DJ and TV presenter Sara Cox's wonderfully written, funny coming of age memoir of growing up in 1980s Lancashire. The youngest of five siblings, Sara grew up on her father's cattle farm surrounded by dogs, cows, horses, fields and lots of 'cack'. The lanky kid sister - half girl, half forehead - a nuisance to the older kids, the farm was her very own dangerous adventure playground, 'a Bolton version of Narnia'. Her writing conjures up a time of wagon rides and haymaking and agricultural shows, alongside chain smoking pensioners, cabaret nights at the Conservative club and benign parenting. Sara's love of family, of the animals and the people around them shines through on every page. Unforgettable characters are lovingly and expertly drawn bringing to life a time and place. Sara later divided her childhood days between the beloved farm and the pub she lived above with her mother, these early experiences of freedom and adventure came to be the perfect training ground for later life. This funny, big-hearted and often moving telling of Sara Cox's semi rural upbringing is not what you'd expect from the original ladette, and one of radio's most enduring and well loved presenters.

My Lancashire Childhood

Author : Catherine Rothwell
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A nostalgic and heart-warming recollection of a northern childhood.

The Road to Nab End

Author : William Woodruff
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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.

Routledge Revivals Village Life and Labour 1975

Author : Raphael Samuel
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First published in 1975, this volume aims to direct attention at a number of aspects of the lives and occupations of village labourers in the nineteenth-century that have been little examined by historians outside of agriculture. Some of the factors examined include the labourer’s gender, whether they lived in ‘closed’ or ‘open’ villages and what they worked at during the different seasons of the year. The author examines a range of occupations that have previously been ignored as too local to show up in national statistics or too short-lived to rank as occupations at all as well as sources of ‘secondary’ income. The analysis of all of these factors in related to the seasonal cycle of field labour and harvests. The central focus is on the cottage economy and the manifold contrivances by which labouring families attempted to keep themselves afloat.

Old Road

Author : Ruth Johnson
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The Clogger s Child

Author : Marie Joseph
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Clara Haydock had the voice of an angel - but she had the devil's own will to live ... Lancashire in the early 1900s was a place of poverty and hardship, where singing was for church and life was for getting on with. But Clara's unbreakable spirit and passion for music made her shine against the bleakness of that life. For she knew where her destiny lay ... and that destiny would lead her to love.

Look Back with Love

Author : Dodie Smith
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The Advance

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Peter Newby

Author : Josephine Malone
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The Spectator

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain Ireland

Author : Dorothy Eagle
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First published in 1977, this classic reference work is a gazetteer of almost 2,000 places - villages, towns, cities, and landscapes - in Britain and Ireland detailing their connections with the lives of famous writers. It invites the reader to explore the places where their favourite writers- from Jane Austen to Philip Pullman - were born, lived, were educated, worked, and drew inspiration. The entries elegantly interweave information with anecdote and quotation, to build a vivid picture of the day-to-day lives of the writers. The Guide is the ideal resource and companion for anyliteray pilgrimage in Britain or Ireland, and for the armchair literary traveller.New to this edition are special feature entries on writers particularly associated with places, including the Brontes, Walter Scott, and James Joyce, contributed by high-profile authors including Margaret Drabble and John Sutherland. The Guide also provides an index of author names, with minibiographies, enabling the reader to track down all the places associated with their favourite writers.It is stunningly illustrated throughout, with colour plates, contemporary black-and white photographs, and beautifully illustrated maps of major literary cities such as Bath, Edinburgh, Dublin, and London, and boasts a fresh new design.

The Core of the Apple

Author : George M. McGowan
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History of Garden County Nebraska 1885 1985

Author : Historical Society of Garden County
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The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster

Author : William Farrer
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Country Life

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History of Walworth County Wisconsin

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Midwives Chronicle and Nursing Notes

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Dictionary of Artists

Author : Emmanuel Bénézit
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Fancy Fowl

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Nursing Times Nursing Mirror

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