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Humble origins 2 - Every place is itself By Mike Hales
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Writing of places, that is, actual places; which is to say, the feeling of having been in an actual place. At a time in a life or collection of lives; which is to say, writing not ‘about’... More > something, but made out of something - made out of the trace that memory has constructed, of having been in that feeling-place.A lad sets out and finds himself (or not, as the case may be) in all sorts of places; in society - in culture, in imagination, in striving and making; furnishing parts of ‘success’, making his post-1944, baby-boomer’s, socially-mobile way through the world of professions and wage-work and position and expectation. Places in the heart too: locations in melancholy territory, where he wakes and goes to sleep each day and passes the hours between, wherever on the face of the globe he happens to be. This is a work (a life) in progress. A further five or six chapters may be added. This is the second of three volumes exploring 'humble origins' in differing times and modes.< Less
Humble Origins 2 - Every Place Is Itself Ebook By Mike Hales
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Writing of places, that is, actual places; which is to say, the feeling of having been in an actual place. At a time in a life or collection of lives; which is to say, writing not ‘about’... More > something, but made out of something - made out of the trace that memory has constructed, of having been in that feeling-place.A lad sets out and finds himself (or not, as the case may be) in all sorts of places; in society - in culture, in imagination, in striving and making; furnishing parts of ‘success’, making his post-1944, baby-boomer’s, socially-mobile way through the world of professions and wage-work and position and expectation. Places in the heart too: locations in melancholy territory, where he wakes and goes to sleep each day and passes the hours between, wherever on the face of the globe he happens to be. This is a work (a life) in progress. A further five or six chapters may be added. This is the second of three volumes exploring 'humble origins' in differing times and modes.< Less
Humble origins - All roads lead to Halifax By Mike Hales
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Here are stories of two families migrating and marrying and just about making their way, from the 1860s in agricultural Suffolk to the 1960s in a declining West Riding mill town. An estate labourer's... More > first son, a harness maker's fourth, an itinerant miner's illegitimate daughter, a fish porter's fourth; a trawlerman's daughter 'surrounded with love', a clog repairer's son who has a grim time as a commando in the Adriatic; and the son of a mill girl and a bus driver who becomes the first in his family to leave his home town for study not as a member of the labouring poor. In the first and last chapters, the question is raised: what are humble origins, and in what way may they matter? This is the first of three volumes exploring this, in different times and modes.< Less
Humble Origins - All Roads Lead to Halifax Ebook By Mike Hales
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Here are stories of two families migrating and marrying and just about making their way, from the 1860s in agricultural Suffolk to the 1960s in a declining West Riding mill town. An estate labourer's... More > first son, a harness maker's fourth, an itinerant miner's illegitimate daughter, a fish porter's fourth; a trawlerman's daughter 'surrounded with love', a clog repairer's son who has a grim time as a commando in the Adriatic; and the son of a mill girl and a bus driver who becomes the first in his family to leave his home town for study not as a member of the labouring poor. In the first and last chapters, the question is raised: what are humble origins, and in what way may they matter? This is the first of three volumes exploring this, in different times and modes.< Less

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