By (author) Billy Hopkins
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Kate's Story by Billy Hopkins
Book Description'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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755343201
(198mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Billy Hopkins
Tommy's World, Paperback (August 2010)
From the bestselling author of OUR KID and HIGH HOPES comes his most heartwarming work to date: the story of his father Tommy, and his determined, spirited battle to rise above the slums and the workhouse and build a better life for himself and his family
Whatever Next!, Paperback (May 2008)
An enchanting episode in the fictionalised life of Billy Hopkins
Anything Goes, Paperback (March 2008)
A wonderful tale about life in the 1960s from a bestselling author
Going Places, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Billy Hopkins
Billy Hopkins' endearing account of bringing up a family in the 1950s
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Author Biography - Billy Hopkins
Billy Hopkins (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 was 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, author, husband and father of six, died aged 83 in 2012.
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