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Black Country Chronicles

By Tom Larkin

9780750950848

ISBN: 9780750950848

Published: 30-03-2009


Black Country Chronicles

By Tom Larkin

ISBN: 9780750950848

Published: 30-03-2009

About This Book

Black Country Chronicles is a fascinating and multi-faceted narrative of twentieth-century life in the Black Country. Tom Larkin and other members of the Black Country Memories Club have long been determined that the way of life, sacrifices and hardships, and daily activities should not be allowed to be forgotten, and this book achieves their aim. Tom Larkin looks at the Black Country from the working-class point of view and records the significant contribution which these people made to the economic stability of the country as a whole. He neither romanticises nor exaggerates working-class life at this time, but faithfully brings to the fore the harsh living conditions, bad housing, polluted environment, low standards of hygiene and tough discipline which dominated people's lives. This will provide a fascinating insight into the Black Country of yesteryear and a valuable record of the reality of life for generations to come.

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