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Trials & Tribulations of Council Estate Adolescence By John Ashleigh
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A Collection of some of my innermost feelings, whilst growing up as a member of a working class family on a lower class housing estate. Everyone who has lived beyond their front garden should, could,... More > and will find something to relate to. Enjoy.< Less
Trials & Tribulations of Council Estate Adolescence By John Ashleigh
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A Collection of some of my innermost feelings, whilst growing up as a member of a working class family on a lower class housing estate. Everyone who has lived beyond their front garden should, could,... More > and will find something to relate to. Enjoy.< Less
The Ramsden Estate By John Pateman
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This is the story of the Ramsden area of Orpington, Kent from 1769-2009. The focus is on the development of the Ramsden Estate which began with Council houses in 1956 and continued in the 1960s with... More > flats and maisonettes. After a period of decline in the 1980s and 1990s the Ramsden is experiencing a revival with the demolition of some older housing and the development of new roads and dwellings since 2002.< Less
Petten Grove By John Pateman
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This is the story of Petten Grove, a road on the Ramsden estate in south east London which was built in the 1950s. Movements of people and families into and out of Petten Grove from 1956-2003 are... More > analysed to reveal a pattern of continuity and change.< Less
Broken Youth By Karen Woods
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When rebellious teenager Misty Sullivan falls pregnant to a local wannabe gangster, she soon becomes a prisoner in her own home. Despite the betrayal of her best friend, she eventually recovers her... More > self-belief and plots revenge on her abusive boyfriend with spectacular consequences. This gripping tale sees the impressive debut of Karen Woods in the first of a series of novels based on characters living on a Manchester council estate. Themes of social deprivation, self-empowerment, lust, greed and envy come to the fore in this authentic tale of modern life.< Less
Teabags & Tears By Karen Woods
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Sandra Partington has led a dog’s life. Abused by her husband and humiliated by her sister, she finds the strength to take revenge on both with spectacular consequences. In her fifth novel,... More > Karen Woods deals with issues as diverse as domestic violence and celebrity culture in a way which will make you laugh and cry.< Less
Covering Up By Karen Woods
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The unexplained death of Kendal Wilson's mother hangs over her family like a dark, brooding cloud while the identity of her father remains a mystery her mother Mary took to her grave. Yet the secrets... More > of Mary's death lie in a hidden diary she left behind. Unable to read or write, Kendal becomes trapped in a relationship with violent local gangster Scott while the discovery of the diary leads her on a journey of self-discovery with dramatic consequences.< Less
Black Tears By Karen Woods
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With evil Gordon locked up in Strangeways for 5 years, the characters from Karen Woods' debut novel "Broken Youth" come to terms with life without him. Misty, now married to Dominic, gives... More > birth to Gordon's child, Charlotte. Her former best friend Francesca also gives birth to one of Gordon's children, Rico, while staying with Gordon's heroin addicted brother Tom. Meanwhile, as the clock ticks down on his sentence, Gordon broods on the injustice of his situation and plots sweet revenge on those on the outside.< Less
London Slums to South Oxhey By Terry Trainor
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Building The Beast Stumbling down a muddy road in the 1950's on a new London overspill estate. Rain fell in buckets down my back dripping into my shirt cold and wet. Boarded up new terraced houses... More > will soon be some body’s home, now standing empty. Wind blowing shutter boards rattling against red brick window sills. Black L.C.C cast iron drainpipes and gutters. Across the road a man stands by a concrete lamppost shaped like a question mark not yet used. Trying to roll a cigarette his hands are wet the paper tears he shakes his wet head confused.< Less
Kat Among the Pigeons: A Kat Shakespeare Mystery By e.c. saunders
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A raspberry-blowing, skateboarding ape, dodgy politicians, glamorous much-married mayor, gay ex-rugby player, teenage hoodies, a charismatic police inspector for love interest, third-rate mobsters,... More > and a mariachi band from Bognor. A laugh-aloud book whose opening sets the story off on a trajectory of bizarre characters and quirky humour. Movie buff and community rights worker Kat Shakespeare is one heart-pounding step from insolvency when she lands a contract to troubleshoot a housing makeover project, but when a skeleton is discovered under a demolished tower block she turns detective, determined to both bring in the project on time and solve a thirty-year-old mystery.< Less