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Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 3) The funny and heart-warming story of a northern childhood by Billy Hopkins
  

Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 3) The funny and heart-warming story of a northern childhood

Part of the Hopkins Family Saga Series

Synopsis

Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 3) The funny and heart-warming story of a northern childhood by Billy Hopkins

Billy Hopkins' OUR KID, the first of his novels based on his experiences growing up in Manchester, has delighted hundreds of thousands of readers. 'How wonderful to have a book like this... A glimpse of a lost reality' Manchester Evening NewsIt was on a Sunday night in 1928 that Billy Hopkins made his first appearance. Billy's tenement home on the outskirts of Manchester would be considered a slum today, but he lived there happily with his large Catholic family, hatching money-making schemes with his many friends. When war came, and the Luftwaffe dominated the night sky, Billy was evacuated to Blackpool. There he lived on a starvation diet while his own rations went to feed his landlady's children - 'I might as well be in Strangeways!' But even the cruel blows that were to be dealt to the family on his return to Manchester would not destroy Billy's fighting spirit - or his sense of humour.

About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

27th December 2007

Author

Billy Hopkins

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Author's Website

www.billysbooks.info/

Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Sagas

ISBN

9780755343188

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