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Fen Boy First by Edward Storey

Fen Boy First
by Edward Storey

Edward Storey's topographical books on the fens have been imbued with a strong personal feeling for the area, but in this volume the poet writes an autobiographical account of how the place and the people influenced him. It is set in the working-class Whittlesey in the thirties and forties.
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Edward Storey's topographical books on the fens have been imbued with a strong personal feeling for the area, but in this volume he writes an autobiographical account of how the place and the people influenced him. The book tells the story of a boy growing up during the 1930s and 1940s in the small fenland town of Whittlesey - a town that was then balanced precariously between agriculture and the brick industry. It is an intimate portrait of working-class life, where poverty and pride, religion and politics, were as deeply felt as love or, indeed, hate. The author has an unerring awareness of history and sets his story against the events of the past as well as the present. The values and traditions he learned from his grandparents, the early memories of his father's years in the brickyards, and his own efforts to find a wholly different way of life for himself, make this both a valuable social documentary and a sensitive evocation of a world that largely disappeared after World War II.

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Additional information

Sku
GOR001008357
Title
Fen Boy First
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
The Crowood Press Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
192
ISBN 10
0709054548
ISBN 13
9780709054542
Prizes
N/A
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