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Is the Vicar in, Pet? From the Pit to the Pulpit - My Childhood in a Geordie Vicarage by Barbara Fox
  

Is the Vicar in, Pet? From the Pit to the Pulpit - My Childhood in a Geordie Vicarage

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Vicar’s daughter Barbara Fox obviously learned at an early age to have tolerance for her fellow human beings and joined with her father and mother in enjoying the foibles and strange ways of the people of Ashington. She writes of a time when the town or “the biggest mining village in the world” was in full coal production. In contrast Barbara and her family lived in the traditional large and draughty vicarage with a big garden to explore. An immensely likeable narrative and great fun to read, you really feel you are seeing this Northern town and its people through the eyes of a most observant child, a real cut above the many childhood autobiographies on offer.

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Synopsis

Is the Vicar in, Pet? From the Pit to the Pulpit - My Childhood in a Geordie Vicarage by Barbara Fox

In the heart of Ashington - a bustling Geordie mining town - a handsome red-brick vicarage, surrounded by rambling gardens, stands proudly among the rows of terraced houses. It is the perfect place for playing games, keeping secrets and chasing the ghosts of previous occupants, and it will be nine-year-old Barbara's new home now that her father is to be vicar in this strange new place. In this charming memoir, Barbara Fox recalls a childhood where parishioners knocked on the door at all hours of the day and night, and where no one batted an eye at the collection of waifs and strays who regularly joined the family at the kitchen table.

Reviews

[A] gentle story of a cosy, secure childhood among a communtiy whose hearts were as warm as the coal fires that burned in thier hearths * Daily Mail *


About the Author

Barbara Fox is the author of Bedpans & Bobby Socks and the co-writer of One Girl and Her Dogs by Emma gray. She is a freelance journalist and lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd May 2014

Author

Barbara Fox

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780751553017

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