Back in the Day: Melvyn Bragg's deeply affecting, first ever memoir

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Back in the Day: Melvyn Bragg's deeply affecting, first ever memoir

Back in the Day: Melvyn Bragg's deeply affecting, first ever memoir

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Bragg indelibly portrays his parents and local characters from pub regulars to vicars, teachers and hardmen, and vividly captures the community-spirited northern town -- steeped in the old ways but on the cusp of post-war change.

A charming account of a lost era, full of details and often lyrical descriptions of people and places .

I didn’t want the story to end and felt the emotion as the narrator said a farewell (but not a final goodbye) to Wigton. Trading Address (Warehouse) Unit E, Vulcan Business Complex, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EB.

As a result, he grew up knowing people from those settings, as well as school and Scouts, swimming and all his other childhood activities. Melvyns words carried me back to a Wigton of my own fathers time , growing up myself in Tenters only yards from the Blacky pub I felt a real connection with the places and people Melvyn spoke so fondly of . He re tells the highs and lows and all the inbwetweens with such an ease that I felt I was back there in Wigton in the 50s and 60s . But no Enid Blyton for us), The Goon Show on the radio (we listened to The Navy Lark, Educating Archie and Hoirney into Space, but these were a little later). I swotted because I found that, when I was in this terrible state, if I read difficult books, I couldn’t think about anything else for that period of time.I was on the bus when it happened: racked by an unexpected sob, as if some invisible hand had reached inside me and flicked the switch marked tears.



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