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Spit Against the Wind by Anna Smith

Spit Against the Wind
by Anna Smith

A tale of growing up in the 1960s.
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Spit Against the Wind Summary


In the summer of 1968, four children in a small Catholic community in Lanarkshire in the West of Scotland learn a lot about life and start to grow up. Born to poverty and limited opportunities, they're able nonetheless to enjoy the largely innocent pleasures of childhood but the adult world around them inevitably impinges: the narrator's elder sister, for instance, falls pregnant, no surprise, as she's the village bicycle, and is sent to Ireland to have and give up the child; newcomer Tony and his mum are in danger of real violence at the hands of Tony's violent Polish stepfather; and no child who plays the part of altar boy at the chapel wants to be left alone with the local priest. Observant, clear-sighted in its portrayal of the darker side of life yet utterly warm-hearted, SPIT AGAINST THE WIND reminds us of the wonders of childhood without sentimentality but with gentle humour and great charm.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR000924041
Title
Spit Against the Wind
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Headline Publishing Group
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
0755303598
ISBN 13
9780755303595
Prizes
N/A
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