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Back in the Day: Melvyn Bragg's deeply affecting, first ever memoir

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No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. And then there is the beloved town itself: Melvyn’s safe and dangerous cradle, a whole world in itself for those that looked for it. It's an affecting and evocative account of his working-class upbringing in the small Cumbrian market town of Wigton and a vivid Cider With Rosie-style portrait of a particular place and time. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Cast loose from my own town of birth at 18, I responded emotionally to the portrait painted here of my adopted home, as seen through the loving but clear eyes of someone who went out into the wider world but never really left.

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Will usually dispatch within same working day if paid before 14:00 GMT (excludes weekends and holidays). The awkwardnesses of his understanding with his father, with whom so much had to be left unsaid given the nature of male emotional life in the 1940s and 1950s and the character of Stan himself, emerge very strongly.is set against an unforgettably affectionately drawn backdrop of kind but strict grown-ups who laced the place with a sliver of fear . In my mind’s eye, I could see the street, where the curtains in every house would have been drawn as a mark of respect (I can remember my grandmother doing this when I was a little girl), and on it these men, their faces heavy with age, their hats in their big hands. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.

But no Enid Blyton for us), The Goon Show on the radio (we listened to The Navy Lark, Educating Archie and Hoirney into Space, but these were a little later). But his huge commitment to study with the support of some excellent teachers brings huge success in his "A Levels".a fascinating and often moving portrait of a time, a place and a working-class boy who fell in love with words and made a distinguished career out of using them extremely well. This story was beautifully and respectfully written and read by an at times deeply emotional Melvyn Bragg. However, I am glad that I persisted because once Bragg's family move into the Blackamoor Pub, there is a vibrancy and warmth that pervades throughout the book.

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