Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2) : A heartrending tale of northern family life
'Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. 'I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.' It's June 1897, and Kate is celebrating her eleventh birthday on the day of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Kate's joy is short-lived, as tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. A journey of hope and heartache follows which takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service to the rich; from the joys of marriage to a good man, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War. Guided by her indomitable spirit and sense of humour, she discovers that it is possible to find contentment despite all that life throws at her.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 106 x 176 x 32mm | 240g
- 07 May 2002
- Headline Publishing Group
- Headline Book Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
'Author Billy Hopkins, who wrote the bestselling OUR KID and HIGH HOPES, finishes his autobiographical trilogy with this book based on the life of his mother, Kate, infusing the pages with his trademark warmth, laughter and triumph over adversity' Cheshire Life -- Cheshire Life 20020601 'Every bit as heartwarming as OUR KID and HIGH HOPES' Warrington Guardian -- Warrington Guardian 20021226 Having read all three of your wonderfully descriptive books (twice) about Manchester life, I felt that I must write and say congratulations. These have been added to my ever increasing library of treasured Manchester local history books. -- Geoff Knight, Manchester. 20021226 I have just finished reading KATE'S STORY and there is no doubt in my mind it is the best book I have ever read. -- Simon Abram, Runcorn, Cheshire. 20021226 I have just finished reading KATE'S STORY. Although I read your previous books with absolute delight, I must convey to you how much your book moved me. I was transported back to my childhood and to the stories told by my mother, grandmother and aunt. -- Angela Chambers, Eastleigh, Hampshire 20021226
About Billy Hopkins
Billy Hopkins, who is better known to his family and friends as Wilfred Hopkins, was born in Collyhurst in 1928. A teacher for many years, Billy now lives in retirement with his wife in Southport.