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Summary

Billy Hopkins lived happily in a tenement home in Manchester with his large Catholic family. When war came, Billy was evacuated to Blackpool, where he was starved so his rations could feed his landlady's children.

On his return to Manchester, cruel blows were dealt to his family, but nothing could destroy Billy's fighting spirit.

Nostalgic, sad and funny, Our Kid recalls an upbringing and an environment now vanished.

©1996 Wilfred Hopkins (P)2000 Soundings

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Awesome story line

Brilliant and sooooo gripping. Like all the books in the story line. Couldn’t wait to start next one.

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A Gentle Autobiography

Packed with personal and historical information from Hoppy.
A warts and all growing up with many growing pains pains.
The whole series is reccommended.

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Lovely book.

Really enjoyed this book, and ready to read the next in the series.
Growing up in Manchester during WW2 in a poor Catholic family, Billy endures much, with some sorrow and much laughter. The book is semi-autobiographical, beautifully written by "our kid". This is not the first book in the series, but they don't need to be read first to love this wee gem.