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Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores

Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 9780748118014
Release 2010-03-18
Pages 304
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After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean and the cherished relatives she had left behind. Determined to give their children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed, the young couple moved to an isolated, crumbling cottage not far from the Forest. But even in the 1950s they lacked heating or running water, and money was tight. Food was begged, borrowed or home-grown, and their clothes were hand-me-downs. It was a primitive life of hard work on the land, struggling to make ends meet, and finding strength in the embrace of a loving family.



Servants A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

Servants  A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times Author Lucy Lethbridge
ISBN-10 9780393241099
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 400
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Paints a vivid picture of the lives of British servants through the letters and diaries of those who served in upper crust households and explores the complicated relationships and social implications between the server and those they served. 20,000 first printing.



Family Men

Family Men Author Laura King
ISBN-10 9780199674909
Release 2015
Pages 233
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An academic study of fathers and families in the period from the First World War to the end of the 1950s, suggesting that though the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by men did not shift rapidly, their relationships, position in the family, and identities underwent significant changes.



Full Hearts and Empty Bellies

Full Hearts and Empty Bellies Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 0349122180
Release 2009
Pages 247
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Few people visited the Forest of Dean. They thought us primitive, and looked down on us. Winifred Foley grew up in the 1920s, a bright, determined miner's daughter in a world of unspoiled beauty and desperate hardship, in which women were widowed at 30 and children died of starvation. Living hand-to-mouth in a tumbledown cottage in the Forest of Dean, Foley?"our Poll"?had a loving family and the woods and streams of a forest "better than heaven" as a playground. But a brother and sister were dead in infancy, bread had to be begged from kindly neighbors, and she never had a new pair of shoes or a shop-bought doll. And most terrible of all, like her sister before her, at 14 little Poll had to leave her beloved forest for the city, bound for a life in service among London's grey terraces.



A Child in the Forest

A Child in the Forest Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 0946252491
Release 2001-03
Pages 256
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Me And Mine

Me And Mine Author Anna May Mangan
ISBN-10 9780748130597
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 288
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As soon as they'd saved up for the three 'S's' - shoes, suitcase and a suit - they left rural Ireland. It might have been the London of the 1950s where 'No Blacks, No Irish No Dogs' was the welcome put out for immigrants, but for the big family that was Anna May Mangan's, it was still better than the poverty they'd hailed from; 'Don't waste today worrying because tomorrow will be even worse' was their motto. But Ireland came with them in the dance halls, holy water and gossip and there was always the warmth of the Irish crowd, in and out of one another's houses 'as if there was no front door'.



Silvertown

Silvertown Author Melanie McGrath
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055181237
Release 2002
Pages 235
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Up the Palmerston

Up the Palmerston Author Michael Albert Rimmer
ISBN-10 0646500937
Release 2008
Pages 160
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The Cairns hinterland is known for its majestic mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, limestone caves, lava tubes and volcanic lakes. This book shows that the history of the area is as colourful and varied as its landscape.



The Great Depression in America

The Great Depression in America Author William H. Young
ISBN-10 0313335222
Release 2007
Pages 668
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Everything from Amos n' Andy to Zeppelins is included in this two-volume encyclopedia of popular culture during the Great Depression era. 200 entries explore the entertainments, amusements, and people of the United States during the difficult years of the 1930s.



Cthulhu by Gaslight

Cthulhu by Gaslight Author William A. Barton
ISBN-10 156882355X
Release 2012-03
Pages 192
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[CALL OF CTHULHU ROLEPLAYING] In the 1890s, Cthulhu and his minions share the globe with the mighty British Empire. But they owe allegiance to an empire of their own -- a dark and cruel design on ownership of the world, and on the dreams of humanity. Even among the green fields of rural England, only thoughtful and energetic intervention keeps the shadows at bay.CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT offers a thoroughly developed Victorian England setting for use with Call of Cthulhu. Character creation has been enhanced with new wrinkles. There are articles on the Victorian world, crime, politics, personalities, and so forth. There are extensive sections on the Cthulhu Mythos in Britain -- creatures, cults, and books - and a precis of Ramsey Campbell's Severn River Valley. Also included are tips on running various types of Gaslight-era campaigns, a gazetteer of intriguing British myths and legends, a selection of friends and foes from Victorian fiction, and a lengthy bibliography/filmography of suggested reading and viewing. Rounding out this edition are a pair of Victorian-era scenarios -- one an urban adventure set in London, the other set in rural Dartmoor. Includes a two-color, fold-out map of the City of London.



Oxford dictionary of nicknames

Oxford dictionary of nicknames Author Andrew Delahunty
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114360626
Release 2003
Pages 229
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From the affectionate and humorous to the derogatory and vitriolic, this scintillating collection of nicknames brings together famous people, places, events, and organizations with the nicknames that epitomize them. This brand new dictionary identifies and explains the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture. The coverage is international and ranges from Buffalo Bill to Flo Jo to Dubya and from Silicon Valley to the Nutmeg State. Arranged alphabetically and including appendices listing groups of nicknames, a General Index, and a Thematic Index, The Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames is perfect browsing material for the general reader and the popular culture buff, and an ideal reference for anyone researching the identity and background of famous figures and places.



Film Music A History

Film Music  A History Author James Wierzbicki
ISBN-10 9781135851422
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 328
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Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.



A Boy s War

A Boy s War Author David J. Michell
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111526245
Release 1988
Pages 175
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No Pipe Dreams for Father

No Pipe Dreams for Father Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 0946252408
Release 2002-12
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The Fortress

The Fortress Author Hugh Walpole
ISBN-10 0711228914
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 814
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It had been the wish of her whole life to flee from all the Herries, but Walter Herries had challenged her, and she had taken up the challenge'. Judith Paris, now middle aged returns to the Lakes to deal with the bitter feud between the two branches of the family. A feud culminating in the construction by one branch of a huge house known as The Fortress, which will dominate the land of the others. But within this conflict the children of the two families have important roles to play.



A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams Author Jeff Pearce
ISBN-10 9780141965932
Release 2011-01-20
Pages 288
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The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire. Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .



Forgotten Futures

Forgotten Futures Author Marcus L. Rowland
ISBN-10 0966892623
Release 1999-12-01
Pages 156
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