Back in the Day

Back in the Day: A Memoir

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2023
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Synopsis

Melvyn Bragg's first ever memoir - an elegiac, intimate account of growing up in post-war Cumbria, which vividly evokes a vanished world. 'The best thing he's ever written . . . What a world he captures here. You can almost smell it' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'Wonderfully rich, endearing and unusual . . . a balanced, honest picture' Richard Benson, Mail on Sunday In this elegiac and heartfelt memoir, Melvyn Bragg recreates his youth in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton: a working-class boy who expected to leave school at fifteen yet who gained a scholarship to Oxford University; who happily roamed the streets and raided orchards with his gang of friends until a breakdown in adolescence drove him to find refuge in books. Vividly evoking the post-war era, Bragg draws an indelible portrait of all that formed him: a community-spirited northern town, still steeped in the old ways; the Lake District landscapes that inspired him; and the many remarkable people in his close-knit world. 'A charming account of a lost era, full of details and often lyrical descriptions of people and places . . . fascinating and often moving' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529394498
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 292g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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Back in the Day
Disappointing
This is an account of the authors growing up in his home town of Wigton. Whilst his love for the town of his birth and the many characters he encountered, ... READ MORE
Marilyn Stanley