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Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2) A heartrending tale of northern family life by Billy Hopkins

Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2) A heartrending tale of northern family life

Part of the Hopkins Family Saga Series


Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2) A heartrending tale of northern family life by Billy Hopkins

'Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. 'I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.' It's June 1897, and Kate is celebrating her eleventh birthday on the day of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Kate's joy is short-lived, as tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. Before long they are evicted from their home in Ancoats, Manchester, and with no wages coming in and a mother unable to cope, Kate has to grow up fast. Her deepest desire is to keep her brothers and sisters together. A journey of hope and heartache takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service to the rich; from the joys of marriage to a good man, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War.


A fascinating author * Manchester Evening News * A truly heartwarming read * Lancashire Life *

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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Publication date

7th February 2008


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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


464 pages





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