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The heydays for the Independent Probation Officer in England and Wales. 1950’s – 1970’s By Geoff Kenure
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By reference to his early working life as a probation officer in England the author argues that the timespan covered was a period when those in that role were essentially operating as independent... More > professionals. He uses examples from his early experience to explain the ethos, training and practice of probation officers of the day. The work is intended to provide a snapshot of the work of a probation officer in what he calls those heydays. Whilst it may be of interest to those seeking to research or understand the role of the probation officer in that period it is written to be of interest to the general reader Geoff was a probation officer for 34 years. Subsequently he worked for 12 years as an advocacy coach and part time university lecturer and for 9 years was a hospital manager hearing appeals by people detained under the Mental Health Act.< Less
Who’s the Bloke In the Black?:1950s Teesside Nostalgia and the Further Adventures of Derek, Dennis and Micky By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the small village of Norton, a suburb of the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County... More > Durham. In this nostalgic sequel to the author’s first book, Teesside Tales, Derek’s family and acquaintances, as well as childhood adventures with friends, are captured in these short stories, whilst documenting historical, geographical and social change. As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are sheltered from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries giving almost full employment. During Derek’s childhood, the biggest employer in the area was the Billingham ICI chemical works which loomed over the town, creating air pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies!< Less
Who’s the bloke in the black?:1950s Teesside nostalgia and the further adventures of Derek, Dennis and Micky By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the small village of Norton, a suburb of the town of Stockton-on-Tees in County... More > Durham. In this nostalgic sequel to the author’s first book, Teesside Tales, Derek’s family and acquaintances, as well as childhood adventures with friends, are captured in these short stories, whilst documenting historical, geographical and social change. As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are sheltered from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries giving almost full employment. During Derek’s childhood, the biggest employer in the area was the Billingham ICI chemical works which loomed over the town, creating air pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies!< Less
Teesside Tales:A book of short stories from Norton and Stockton in the 1950s By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the village of Norton, part of the town of Stockton-On-Tees in County Durham. In... More > the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries which gave almost full employment. By now, the biggest employer in the area is the Billingham ICI chemical works which looms over the town, threatening a pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies! As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are cocooned from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In a humorous and nostalgic way, some of Derek’s schooldays and childhood adventures with friends and family, are captured in eight short stories. Children will enjoy Derek’s tales. Adults will recall how much freer kids appeared to be, growing up in a, seemingly, more innocent world.< Less
Teesside Tales:A Book of Short Stories from Norton and Stockton In the 1950s By Alan Dodgson
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Derek is the eldest child in a working-class family of five children, growing up in the aftermath of a world war, in the village of Norton, part of the town of Stockton-On-Tees in County Durham. In... More > the 1950s, Stockton’s a town in slow decline since the heady days of docks, mines and factory industries which gave almost full employment. By now, the biggest employer in the area is the Billingham ICI chemical works which looms over the town, threatening a pollution which would later give Teessiders the unkind knick-name of Smoggies! As a child, Derek and his pals, Dennis and Micky, are cocooned from the adult world of work and life’s day-to-day drudgery. In a humorous and nostalgic way, some of Derek’s schooldays and childhood adventures with friends and family, are captured in eight short stories. Children will enjoy Derek’s tales. Adults will recall how much freer kids appeared to be, growing up in a, seemingly, more innocent world.< Less
Making Marriage Work By Genevieve Nordmark
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This book is inspired by the article, "How to Be Marriageable," which appeared in the April 1954 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. The first section quotes the article directly, while the... More > second section explores the marriage and life that awaits the woman who heeds the good advice. All of the images appeared in the same issue of Ladies' Home Journal and are accompanied by scanned images of fabric, papers, buttons, spools, hooks and pages from a 1940s book of sewing secrets.< Less
What a Piece of Work I Am By Eric Kraft
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Peter Leroy, working on the principle of the panopticon, constructs a plausible life for Ariane Lodkochnikov, the sultry older sister of his imaginary childhood friend, maker of her own self and her... More > own myth. • “Poignant. Dizzying. Wise. Mr. Kraft has created a heroine as complex as his narrative. [He] is a master at illuminating the shoals and shallows of a young person's heart. [His] work is a weird wonder, successfully mating tales from the kind of small-town life that hardly exists anymore with a never-ending examination of what it's like to create such a world.” — Karen Karbo, The New York Times Book Review • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • Length: novel, about 100,000 words< Less
What a Piece of Work I Am By Eric Kraft
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“[What a Piece of Work I Am] centers on the sultry Ariane, who had been the town bad girl in the 1950s. Baring the sexual secrets and bizarre events of her past . . . Ariane pieces together a... More > wild, fascinating tale based on her erotic history. Peter listens as Ariane, who is six years older and more worldly, recounts growing up lower-class and having sex with many boys while the good girls shunned and hounded her for it. He remembers vividly his own puppy love for this luscious older sister of his best friend, Raskol. . . . A rebel before her time, questing, daring yet bumbling in the back seats of guys’ cars, fearless to the point of foolishness, she remains resilient enough to pursue a twisting life’s odyssey that demonstrates her growing sophistication in matters of love and sex." Mark Ciabattari, Washington Post Book World A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR< Less
Stumbling Through Life By Philip Algar
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Having left school in the early Fifties, Tim Adams has no idea of what he wants to do with his life. His father organises an office job for him in a multinational company where Tim is confronted by a... More > very tedious life, in which little work is done by the large numbers of self-important staff to whom juniors are inferior beings. He is challenged by a so-called management course, run by men of dubious reputation, fears of National Service and its attendant absurdities, an unusual holiday in Paris and the desperate need to do something more exciting. Initially, his sense of humour sustains him until he discovers routes out of his boredom. After the early years of frustrated adulthood, he meets new self-imposed challenges and discovers that life is not necessarily as dull as he had feared. The account of his more mature years, told with engaging humour, satirises the worlds of big business, international travel and journalism.< Less
What a Piece of Work I Am (trade paperback) By Eric Kraft
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“[What a Piece of Work I Am] centers on the sultry Ariane, who had been the town bad girl in the 1950s. Baring the sexual secrets and bizarre events of her past . . . Ariane pieces together a... More > wild, fascinating tale based on her erotic history. Peter listens as Ariane, who is six years older and more worldly, recounts growing up lower-class and having sex with many boys while the good girls shunned and hounded her for it. He remembers vividly his own puppy love for this luscious older sister of his best friend, Raskol. . . . A rebel before her time, questing, daring yet bumbling in the back seats of guys’ cars, fearless to the point of foolishness, she remains resilient enough to pursue a twisting life’s odyssey that demonstrates her growing sophistication in matters of love and sex." Mark Ciabattari, Washington Post Book World A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR< Less