A Pennine Childhood
By (author) Ernest Dewhurst
Normal Price: $32.99
Your Price: $29.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Pennine Childhood by Ernest Dewhurst
Book DescriptionAs a boy in the 1850s, Ernest Dewhurst's great-grandfather was dispatched by train from Bolton to Colne in Lancashire. The label pinned to his jacket read 'Anyone can have this lad who wants him'. Thinking about the harshness of his great-grandfather's childhood prompted Ernest to examine his own upbringing, and the comparative cosiness of an isolated Pennine farm between the Pendle 'witches' country and the Bronte moors. This personal narrative is affectionate and self-deprecating, describing the author's earliest memories of life at home and on the farm, of family, relatives and friends, school and chapel, and the excitement of travelling fairs and Christmas 'do's. On leaving school, Ernest became a local newspaper reporter, against the backdrop of impending war: the Home Guard 'invades' Burnley and he and his father are mistaken for spies. The book ends as he is called up 'to hinder the Royal Navy'. Set in a sunlit clearing between two world wars, "A Pennine Childhood" - with its memories of cotton mills, milk rounds and markets, chapels and chip shops, gaslight and gossip, cowboys, comics and classrooms - will bring back many memories for anyone who lived through this period, especially in the north-west of England, and will also be an eye-opener for younger readers.
Buy Pennine Childhood book by Ernest Dewhurst from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780750943161
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pennine Childhood book by Ernest Dewhurst and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Ernest Dewhurst
Ernest Dewhurst was born in 1926. For twenty-one years he was a journalist with the Northern Daily Telegraph (now the Lancashire Evening Telegraph), the last few as chief feature writer; he also worked for the Guardian for eleven years before it moved from Manchester to London. Ernest lives in Lathom, Lancashire, with his wife Renee.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.