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by Marilyn Hardy

Biography / Autobiography

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A very touching and moving memoir. Full of stories to take you from tears to laughter this memoir is a piece of social history too from the times of the mining towns in the north of England through to the current day. A remarkable woman who tells her story with wit and charm.

Worthless Synopsis

The former mining town of Stanley lies only twenty minutes drive from the beautiful cathedral city of Durham. Yet the two are worlds apart. Marilyn Hardy recounts in touching detail the trials of growing up in this impoverished mining town and her life-long struggle to find happiness, from her troubled relationship with her undemonstrative mother.

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ISBN: 9780753513965
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Publisher: Virgin Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780753513965
Publication date: 7th February 2008
Author: Marilyn Hardy
Publisher: Virgin Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
Categories: Autobiography: general, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Marilyn Hardy

Marilyn Hardy was born and brought up in the mining town of Stanley in County Durham. She lives in Leicester with her third husband, Richard. This is her first book.

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