Saintly Billy

Saintly Billy : A Catholic Boyhood

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This sequel to Bill Naughton's successful autobiography "On the Pig's Back" describes his boyhood in the 1920s in industrial Lancashire and the devastating effect the mining dispute of 1921 had on his family. Naughton is also the author of "Alfie", "Spring and Port Wine" and numerous short more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 196mm | 191g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192826549
  • 9780192826541

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The backstreet gamblers; meeting Uncle Wiliam; the tryst with Alice; June holiday week, 1920; reconciliation with Uncle William; lock-out of miners; the Irish and the English; black Friday, 1921; idleness and depression; tragedy in the home; the wake and after; poor prospects; Trinity Sunday procession; the Barker twins; George and Bimmy; Friday dinnertime; Father the miner; the corduroy suit; the diaries; James and Sylvan; a musical occasion; the big corner; the secret aspiration; temptations of the flesh; the captain of my soul; the medical examination; scene in classroom; a right good more

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