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Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 3): The funny and heart-warming story of a northern childhood

Billy Hopkins

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Hopkins Family Saga, Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Sagas

OUR KID and Billy Hopkins' other early titles are all being reissued in B-format - an exercise guaranteed to generate huge extra sales on his already very successful titles.

The much-loved tale of a northern lad in WWII appears with an enchanting new cover.

It was on a Sunday night in 1928 that Billy Hopkins made his first appearance. Billy's tenement home on the outskirts of Manchester would be considered a slum today, but he lived there happily with his large Catholic family, hatching money-making schemes with his many friends. When war came, and the Luftwaffe dominated the night sky, Billy was evacuated to Blackpool. There he lived on a starvation diet while his own rations went to feed his landlady's children - 'I might as well be in Strangeways!' But even the cruel blows that were to be dealt to the family on his return to Manchester would not destroy Billy's fighting spirit - or his sense of humour.

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Billy Hopkins

Billy Hopkins was born in Collyhurst in 1928 and grew up in Manchester. He was involved in school-teaching and teacher-training in Liverpool, Manchester, Salford and Glasgow, and also worked in universities in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi. He is married with six adult children.

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