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The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family

The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family (Paperback)

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The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.

BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaFamily history, tracing ancestorsHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal history Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 26/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781408831632  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Benson is the author of the number one bestseller The Farm, which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2005 and a 2006 Richard and Judy Book Club choice. He was born in the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire, and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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