A Ragged Schooling by Robert Roberts
Growing Up in the Classic Slum

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With great humour and vitality, Robert Roberts evokes his Edwardian childhood in the vivid portrait of a vanished community. Breathing the smoke from the factory chimneys, the children of Salford struggled daily to survive the grinding poverty that surrounded them. Sharing lively games along the railways lines and canal banks, their lives were rich in experience and comradeship.

 

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Published January 1, 1999 by ISIS Large Print Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The classic slum of the title, where the author was raised in the years immediately preceding, during and following WWI, was the northern English town of Salford, now part of the conurbation of Gr

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On masturbation, menstruation, copulation or childbirth one never heard a single word."" The world of his childhood, in a neighborhood where everyone knew everyone else's business, was populated by Dickensian eccentrics: a washerwoman who warned against the evils of Roman Catholicism, a scoutmast...

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