Book Title: A Northern Life
Description: "What she don't know can't hurt me." A tyrannical 'mam', a semi-absentee West-Indian father and a brood of children, all girls apart from the 'Chosen One', who would have thought an account of childhood in 1960s Manchester could be so much fun? This is a society where a telly is a must, an inside bathroom is a luxury, and a scrubbed doorstep and ostentatiously clean net curtains are ultimate marks of respectability. Amina, as the eldest daughter whose 'care' of her younger siblings includes posting one of them down the 'slide' of the rubbish chute, is the one upon whom her mam relies and who therefore cops most of the backlash from the sisters' adventures and mishaps. A precocious child, she loves school but hates PE and becomes a dab hand at forging excuse notes until her fictional injuri...
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Bibliographic Information
Publisher(s): Any Subject Books
Publish Date: 2013-12
Book Pages: 176
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 1909392537
Subjects: Unknown
Book Dimensions
Height: 22.90 cm
Width: 15.20 cm
Thickness: 1.00 cm
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