A Slice of Bread and Jam

Author: Tommy Rattigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907324604

Category: Hulme (England)

Page: 382

View: 558


A raw and often funny snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy's brutal young life amid the derelict terraced houses of Manchester's Hulme. This is one boy's year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and encounters with the welfare officers, the nuns, the police - and The Moors Murderers.

Boy Number 26

Author: Tommy Rhattigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912624171

Category: Abused children

Page: 336

View: 1224


Placing a child in care doesn't mean caring for a child. When little Tommy Rhattigan was taken into care in 1963 aged just 7, he entered a closed off world of institutional sexual abuse. Moved between a care home in Manchester to a reform school in Liverpool, the state was supposed to pick up the duty of care that his parents had failed to give him. But instead, separated from his siblings, young Tommy was thrown to the wolves. Tommy Rhattigan takes us, in his own inimitable way, back to his own childhood of pranks, cruelty and laughter grown from a need to survive his daily torment and to stick two fingers up to the system that was failing him so spectacularly.

Institutionalized in a Children's Home

Skellow Hall 1950-1963 a True Story of a Child and Children in a Home

Author: Allan Cooke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477238263

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 270

View: 9211


A Lost Childhood This is the story of injustice and cruelty experienced by one boy during his years spent in the care of a West Riding County Councils Children's Home, from being an infant of two until the age of seventeen. Memories which have stayed with him to this day are recorded in this book. "They stole my childhood, something I will never forgive them for."

Tell Me Why

Author: Roger Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789014034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 744

View: 1221


We only have one go at life. There is no second chance - this is all we get. Tell Me Why is an exciting journey from the Second World War to the 21st century. It links a personal and private story to everyone’s public history, it is about living through a post war childhood, adolescent angst, commitment, families, children, love and loss. Read the poignant war time story of Syd Rogers - and how did Valentin Alexandrovich Arkhipov save the world and help us all stay alive? Move from the grey post war world through the flowers and beads of the 1960s and into post millennium Britain and begin to understand how politics, popular culture, education and revolution tried to change the world. Laugh, cry and immerse yourself in all kinds of hilarious and heart stopping moments. In Tell Me Why Roger Smith has written an interactive, roller coaster of a story. He knows that once we die we become fiction, because once we stop speaking for ourselves, someone else will tell our story.

Evening Is the Whole Day

A Novel

Author: Preeta Samarasan

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526121

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3372


A “psychologically acute and boldly plotted” tale of a wealthy, dysfunctional family in Malaysia (Booklist, starred review). Set in Malaysia, this internationally acclaimed debut novel offers an unflinching look at relationships between parents and children, brothers and sisters, the wealthy and poor, a country and its citizens—all through the eyes of the prosperous Rajasekharan family. When Chellam, the family’s rubber-plantation-bred servant girl, is dismissed for unnamed crimes, her banishment is the latest in a series of losses that have shaken six-year-old Aasha’s life. A few weeks before, Aasha’s grandmother Paati passed away under mysterious circumstances and her older sister, Uma, departed for Columbia University—leaving Aasha to cope with her mostly absent father, bitter mother, and imperturbable older brother. Moving backward and forward in time, Evening Is the Whole Day explores the closely guarded secrets that haunt the Rajasekharans: What was Chellam’s unforgivable crime? Why was Uma so intent on leaving? What did Aasha see? And, underscoring all of these mysteries: What ultimately became of her father’s once-grand dreams for his family and his country? “A delicious first novel . . . [Samarasan’s] ambitious, spiraling plot, her richly embroidered prose, her sense of place, and her psychological acuity are stunning.” —The New York Times Book Review “A surpassingly wise and beautiful debut novel about the tragic consequences of the inability to love.” —Booklist, starred review “The language bursts with energy.” —Publishers Weekly

Of Human Bondage

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465550380

Category: Artists

Page: 957

View: 4930


A young, handicapped physician is degraded in an affair with a waitress.


Author: Great Britain. Forestry Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

View: 5745



Handbook of sugars for processors, chemists, and technologists

Author: Jasper Guy Woodroof,W. Ray Junk,Harry M. Pancoast

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

View: 1632


Meat and meat products. Poultry and egg products. Dairy products. Fruits and vegetables. Citrus products. Cereals and cereal products. Fats and oils. Spices. Sanitation. Water and water control. Methods of nutriente analysis.