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The Only Way Was Essex By Spike Mays

The Only Way Was Essex by Spike Mays

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Summary

A charming, nostalgic memoir about a bygone way of life, growing up in the Essex countryside during the early part of the last century.

The Only Way Was Essex Summary

The Only Way Was Essex: Tough Times and simple pleasures: growing up in an Essex village in the 1920s by Spike Mays

In a remote corner of rural Essex, when ploughs were drawn by heavy horses and children walked shoeless to school, young Spike Mays lived with his family in a two-up, two-down cottage, where there was no electricity, no bathroom, no running water and just a shared privy in the back yard. Beset by poverty, this was an England in the shadow of the Great War.

In this bittersweet memoir Mays recreates the village, its travelling parson, local poacher and even the local drunkard. And in the bustling backstairs world of the squire's house where Spike served his apprenticeship we see a more privileged side to life. This warm and nostalgic portrait of a very different Essex opens a door to a distant past.

About Spike Mays

Spike Mays wrote several other memoirs detailing his life in Essex.

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GOR004968973
The Only Way Was Essex: Tough Times and simple pleasures: growing up in an Essex village in the 1920s by Spike Mays
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2013-02-14
320
0349138796
9780349138794
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