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Beyond Nab End By William Woodruff

Beyond Nab End
by William Woodruff

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The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs starts with him having arrived in Poplar in the early 1930s. On spec, he turns up at a steel foundry and luckily gets a job, also finding digs with an old couple in Bow. It also covers his winning of a place at Oxford and his part in the war effort.
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Beyond Nab End: The Sequel to "The Road to Nab End" by William Woodruff

The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs starts with him having arrived in Poplar in the early 1930s. On spec, he turns up at a steel foundry and luckily gets a job. His digs are with an old couple in Bow where he has to share a single bed (head to toe) with their mentally retarded son. Life in the foundry is grim but William is indomitable. For recreation one day he cycles (then in the days before inflatable tyres) to Berkhamstead to try and track down an old girlfriend. She's not there and he has to return in a snowstorm - it takes him eight hours to get back to Poplar and then he has to get up three hours later to work at the foundry. Eventually he decides to "get some leernin" and his first white-collar job starts for the Water Board. Continuing to pursue his studies, he finally wins a place at Ruskin College, Oxford. How the ex-steel worker became an Oxford academic - and William's description of returning from the war to meet the son he's never seen - concludes this second volume.

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About William Woodruff


From his birth in 1916 until he ran away to London, William Woodruff lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community. He eventually went to Oxford University, is now 85 and lives in Florida.

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GOR000524394
Beyond Nab End: The Sequel to "The Road to Nab End" by William Woodruff
William Woodruff
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2003-01-02
320
0316725307
9780316725309
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