Anything Goes

by Billy Hopkins

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

LoveReading View on Anything Goes

Four books ago Billy fictionalised his life and gave us a charming nostalgic book about growing up in Manchester.  We went through university, marriage and a job in Africa and are now in 1963 and a very different Manchester.  These are excellent portraits of social change and values, well worth a read.

Comparison: Rosamund Pilcher, Willy Russell, Charlotte Bingham.
Similar this month: None.

Sarah Broadhurst

Anything Goes Synopsis

It's December 1963 when Billy Hopkins and his wife Laura arrive home in Manchester after five years in Africa. The world they left behind has changed beyond recognition: now, it's the swinging sixties, with headlines full of the Beatles and the pill, LSD and mini skirts. Billy's youngest son still believes in Santa Claus and while his daughter's reading Jackie, she's not even a teenager yet, so Billy's not too worried about the impact of modern society on his family. He's more concerned about the welfare of his increasingly forgetful father and about the daily (and sometimes exquisitely humorous) challenges he faces as a college lecturer. When the four junior Hopkins start to choose their own, unexpected paths in life, though, Billy finds it harder than usual to see the funny side of things… ANYTHING GOES brings readers close to a warm and loving family who somehow get through all their ups and downs without ever losing their sense of humour.

Win a Signed Copy of Pieces of Her

Win a Signed Copy of Pieces of Her

Closing date: 06/09/2018

We are giving FIVE lucky people the chance to win SIGNED Hardback copies of Karin Slaughter's latest book, Pieces of Her. The draw closes on the 6th September and the winner will be notified by the 10th September. The latest, thrilling new book from the No.1 Internationally Bestselling Author, Pieces of Her makes you question how well you know your nearest and dearest. Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she's a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. but she's hiding something... Then one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. and it could destroy them both...

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Shell Seekers
The Enchanted
One Would Think the Deep
The Adults

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780755320554
Publication date: 21/11/2005
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755320554
Publication date: 21st November 2005
Author: Billy Hopkins
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,
Categories:

About Billy Hopkins

Billy Hopkins, who is better known to his family and friends as Wilfred Hopkins, was born in Collyhurst in 1928 and attended schools in Manchester. Before going into higher education, he worked as a copy boy for the Manchester Guardian. He later studied at the Universities of London, Manchester and Leeds and has been involved in school-teaching and teacher-training in Liverpool, Manchester, Salford and Glasgow. He also worked in African universities in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Billy Hopkins is married with six grown-up children and now lives in retirement with his wife in Southport.Photograph © Paul J. Hopkins

More About Billy Hopkins

Share this book