First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Gorton, Manchester. 1930. Greyhound racing at Belle Vue, the buses going up and down Hyde Road, the siren of the factory going off every night at six. This is Bessie and Sam Holloway's place, home for Nell and little brother Bobby and older step-child Violet. Precious visits from Dad's sister Benny, a Queen of the music hall, trailing clouds of glory and whiskey, provide infrequent brushes with glamour. Nell grows up to work in a factory and there, she meets Harry Caplin, who plays a mean trombone. Poor Bobby finds himself fighting in the jungles of Malaya. Well-reviewed book.
Inventory Number: 19745