Nobody In Particular (Paperback)

Cherry Simmonds

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"Nobody In Particular" is the hand-on-heart, honest, charming and occasionally tear-inducingly tragic, often laugh out loud funny story of what it was like to grow up in Liverpool in the 1950s and '60s as the youngest child in a large and somewhat eccentric Anglo-Irish family: Cherry's father would while away the hours playing his guitar in the outside loo until the pubs opened while her mother seemed to be either menopausal or depressed or both, and devoted most of her energies into saving for a divorce or her own business - whichever came cheapest. Capturing the despondency and deprivations of post-war England as embodied in the back streets of Liverpool and the subsequent vibrancy and liberation of the swinging sixties - the decade of the Beatles, national strikes and Liverpool FC winning the FA cup for the first time - this is an ebullient tale told by a natural storyteller. "Nobody In Particular" is not only a funny, affecting and nicely self-deprecating personal story (peopled by some splendidly observed larger-than-life characters - her family), but also a rather wonderful slice of social history, evoking a bygone yet still familiar and fondly remembered era.


Product Details

  • Product code: ACGPY
  • ISBN: 9780553815283
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Mon May 12 00:00:00 BST 2003
  • Book points: 6

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