Nab End and Beyond by William Woodruff
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Nab End and Beyond
By William Woodruff

Nab End and Beyond

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Nab End and Beyond by William Woodruff

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William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch. The son of a weaver, he was born on a pallet of straw at the back of the mill and two days later his mother was back at work. Life was extrememly tough for the family in 1920's Blackburn - a treat was sheep's head or cow heel soup - and got worse when his father lost his job when the cotton industry started its terminal decline. At 16, William leaves the poverty of Blackburn for London, where he finds no streets paved with gold, but filthy tenements and such squalor only a great city can conceal. He gets a job in an iron foundry and finds lodgings with a beer-swilling landlady and her family - a predatory daughter, and a tattooed madman of a son with whom he has to share his bed. Then, at night school, William discovers his love of learning, which eventually takes him to Plater college, Oxford. As Mosley's blackshirts provoke fighting on the streets, William witnesses the courage of ordinary people in the face of war: a war in which he himself will soon be fighting ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349119878
ISBN-10: 0349119872
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 45mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Road to Nab End by William Woodruff Road to Nab End, Paperback (September 2011)

The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town. From William Woodruff's birth in 1916 until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of England, where the crash of 1920 left his family in extreme poverty.

Concise History of the Modern World by William Woodruff Concise History of the Modern World, Paperback (November 2005)

* A short history of the world from 1500 to the present.

Vessel of Sadness by William Woodruff Vessel of Sadness, Paperback (November 2004)

A terrifying true-life novel about the 1944 Anzio landings in the tradition of BAND OF BROTHERS.

Beyond Nab End by William Woodruff Beyond Nab End, Paperback (January 2003)

* The sequel to the no.1 bestselling THE ROAD TO NAB END. * ANGELA'S ASHES without the constant rain.

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Author Biography - William Woodruff

From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford University, is now 86 and lives in Florida.

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