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Buoyant on the Blackstuff: (Me, Marathons, Maggie and Merseyside) (1982-1992) By Tony Peacock
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‘An involvement in running marathons is unhealthy; physically, mentally, socially and too many other alleys to go into.” Set mainly in and around Merseyside between 1982 and 1992, this is... More > the story of one man’s journey from disillusioned footballer to deluded runner. In turbulent and often tragic times locally, nationally and globally, this book takes a serious look at contemporary events while simultaneously providing a light-hearted view of an obsession with putting one foot in front of the other, as quickly as possible, without falling over. The Beatles , Nelson Mandela, Michael Jackson, Maggie Thatcher, to name but a few, join us on a whistle-stop magical cultural tour of the 80s, sometimes reaching speeds of ten miles an hour. In many ways this is also a love story; a love of people, places and plodding along on the Blackstuff.< Less
Trespassers! - A Tribute to Benny Rothman & All Fighters for the Freedom to Roam By Malc Cowle
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Originally published as three separate books ~ No Man Has A Right To Own Mountains, Connie Gartside’s Triumph and The Bicycle Frame Builder’s Apprentice ~ this is a thrilling story for... More > children of all ages inspired by the memories of a participant in the Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932 ~ a defining moment in the struggle for the Freedom to Roam in England and Wales. Set in the early 1990s, the narrative documents the adventures of two teenage girls who continue the ongoing struggle against land thieves, sheep rustlers and an economic situation threatening their generation's prospects for obtaining work. The country was in deep recession at the time when John Major replaced Thatcher as Prime Minister. A thoroughly good read, it intricately combines historical fact with imaginative fiction, and ends with a strange and unexpected twist. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford - Manchester's twin city.< Less
Trespassers! A Tribute to Fighters for the Freedom to Roam By Malc Cowle
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Originally published as three separate books ~ No Man Has A Right To Own Mountains, Connie Gartside’s Triumph and The Bicycle Frame Builder’s Apprentice ~ this is a thrilling story for... More > children of all ages inspired by the memories of a participant in the Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932 ~ a defining moment in the struggle for the Freedom to Roam in England and Wales. Set in the early 1990s, the narrative documents the adventures of two teenage girls who continue the ongoing struggle against land thieves, sheep rustlers and an economic situation threatening their generation's prospects for obtaining work. The country was in deep recession at the time when John Major replaced Thatcher as Prime Minister. A thoroughly good read, it intricately combines historical fact with imaginative fiction, and ends with a strange and unexpected twist.< Less
1982 By Paul Judges
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1982 will never really be about my working life with people who could often much more readily display affection than so-called normal folk; or the ever-present soundtrack of Come on Eileen by Dexys... More > Midnight Runners; or the ridiculous Falklands War enthusiastically promoted by Maggie Thatcher (how silly it would be if Argentina controlled the Scilly Isles). It will always be about her.< Less
1982 By Paul Judges
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1982 will never really be about my working life with people who could often much more readily display affection than so-called normal folk; or the ever-present soundtrack of Come on Eileen by Dexys... More > Midnight Runners; or the ridiculous Falklands War enthusiastically promoted by Maggie Thatcher (how silly it would be if Argentina controlled the Scilly Isles). It will always be about her.< Less