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Our Kid

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  163 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The much-loved tale of a northern lad during the Second World WarIt 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 ...more
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Published August 19th 1999 by Headline (first published 1998)
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Gerry
Oct 03, 2009 Gerry rated it it was ok
AAARgh! I hope this doesn't go on long! 6 year old kids DON'T talk like that and it grates something 'orrid. If we must have the cut explained and the bone factory and sheep's heads for dinner then talk to the reader from the narrator, don't do it through 6 year olds who DON'T talk like that! Hopefully it doesn't go on like that for long.

I did finally abandon it and donated the book to IKEA's save the children book collection. I really couldn't face picking it up again.
Amanda
Jun 11, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing
This book was priceless took me back to lancashire reminded me of childhood the sayings and just how simple life was made me laugh made me cry
George
Jul 16, 2012 George rated it it was amazing
A wonderful tale of growing up in the north of England. Beautifully written and great holding power until the end of the book!
Mac.Hawk
It a safe, twee, simplistic and (I believe) autobiographical tale of a child living through the 1930's & 1940's in the Manchester area. Has humour throughout the book but more in the way that you'll smile rather that laugh at - it just feels a little old fashioned - maybe that's not such a bad thing. I believe there are prequels & sequels to this book
Laura
Jun 26, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing
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Such a delightful read! I read this whilst on holiday and found it such a brilliant story! Would suggest this to anyone!
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Aug 26, 2013 Sharon Reeves rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed it, and went looking for this after reading Kate's Story first. Fantastic book for anyone with Lancashire connections!!
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