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I Can't Stop - the Gasman's Coming

by Douglas Arthur
£6.50   paperback  Countyvise Ltd (2008)

I Can An absorbing and humorous account of a little boy growing up in a terraced house in 1930s Liverpool.
 
Douglas Arthur's narrative describes, vividly, the everyday life of a large family living in a tiny, gas-lit terrace house with only a single water tap, two small bedrooms and a coal-fired cooking range. More importantly, it highlights the backbreaking work - almost slavery - of the matriarchs of many large households of that day.
 
The story takes you to the local 'Flea-Pitt' on a Saturday afternoon; to the annual visit of the 'Great Tent'; and the diver is not forgotten on a typical Liverpool August Bank Holiday Monday 'day-out over the water' to New Brighton.

ISBN 13: 9781906823023 | ISBN 10: 1906823022