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The road to Nab End

a Lancashire childhood

by William Woodruff

  • 137 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by New Amsterdam Books in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Lancashire (England),
  • England,
  • Lancashire.,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Woodruff, William -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Lancashire.,
    • Woodruff, William -- Childhood and youth.,
    • Novelists, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Lancashire.,
    • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
    • Historians -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
    • Lancashire (England) -- Social life and customs.,
    • Lancashire (England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
    • Lancashire (England) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      First published under the title: Billy Boy, by Ryburn Pub. Ltd., 1993.

      StatementWilliam Woodruff.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA670.L2 W66 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination374 p. ;
      Number of Pages374
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3945233M
      ISBN 101561310697
      LC Control Number2001028948
      OCLC/WorldCa46866278

        In , more than a quarter of a million copies were sold of The Road to Nab End, his vivid childhood story of poverty in Blackburn. That book ends with him clambering on to the lorry to escape. Get this from a library! The road to Nab End: a Lancashire childhood. [William Woodruff] -- William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch. The son of a weaver, he was born on a pallet of .

        The Road To Nab End Reviews Extraordinarily well written and vividly told, his book is rich in characters, facts, atmosphere, and indomitable spirit. Eric Hobsbawm, GUARDIAN The book is a masterpiece INDEPENDENT Impossible to put down Alan Bullock, TLS A wonderful evocation of a vanished : Book of the Week: The Road to Nab End. BBC Radio 4 FM, 14 January At present this site reflects the contents of the published Radio Times BBC listings. We will retain information submitted to us for possible future use, to help fill in gaps in the data and to help us bring the BBC’s broadcast history to life, but we will not be.

      Beyond Nab End: The Sequel to The Road to Nab End View larger image. By: William Woodruff. Synopsis The second volume of Woodruff's memoirs starts with his arrival in the EastEnd of London in the early s. He finds lodgings with a Cockney family inStratford, where he shares a single bed (head to toe) with a thinks himself.   The Guardian - Back to home. The Road to Nab End 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Coliseum, Oldham Given the worldwide success of the book and its sequel, Beyond Nab End, it's surprising that Author: Alfred Hickling.


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Originally publish in under the title 'Billy Boy' it was re-released under the new title 'The Road to Nab End' by the publishers in The new title I guess is a nod to George Orwell's book 'Road to Wigan Pier' which covered the same era.4/5.

A bestseller in England and celebrated as one of the great memoirs in many years, The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town.

From William Woodruff's birth in (in the carding room of a cotton mill) until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of England/5(17).

William Woodruff was an academic who spent most of his life in America, but "The Road to Nab End" is a memoir of his childhood growing up in Blackburn, Lancashire during the s and s as the son of a worker in a cotton-mill/5(38).

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From William Woodruff's birth in until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of England, where the crash of left his family in extreme poverty. All these experiences formed the basis of a series of memoirs, including The Road to Nab End, At 13 he left school and became a delivery boy in a grocer's shop.

Inwith bleak prospects in the north of England, he decided to try his luck in London and migrated to the filth and squalor of the East End.4/5. Really enjoyed William Woodruff's first autobiography, The Road To Nab End, and the first three-quarters of Beyond Nab End, I equally enjoyed.

In the final quarter of his book, which looks at his life during the build up to world war two, I felt as if the author was trying too hard, there was something laboured and predictable in his desire to /5.

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All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Brown pages: The book has discoloured pages due to age/5(81). Review. ROAD TO NAB END: 'A masterpiece' INDEPENDENT *A wonderful evocation of a vanished age' MAIL ON S.

*'Once started, it is impossible to put this book down born writer with an eye for character & a natural way of writing' TLS *'Extraordinarily well written & vividly told, his book is rich in characters, facts, /5(94).

Woodruff's effortless prose is as tough as his father's persistent presence and as nuanced as his mum's mercurial mood shifts. Fortunately for readers,'Nab's End' is no end, but a beginning to further tales from post adolesence.

Having just closed the covers on Roy McFadyen's, 'at A /5(54). The Road to Nab End by William Woodruff William Woodruff had the sort of childhood satirised in the famous Monty Python Yorkshireman sketch.

The son of a weaver, he was born on a pallet of straw at the back of the mill and two days later his mother was back at work. Life was extrememly tough for the family in 's Blackburn -- a treat was sheep's head or cow heel soup -- and Book Edition: NAB END is certainly not all grime and gloom however, there’s a cast of great minor characters from an unfrocked vicar to William’s indomitable grandmother Bridget who lend some colour and humour — and all against the strongly rendered social backdrop of the s and s.

A bestseller in England and celebrated as one of the great memoirs in many years, The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town/5(31).

(Minimum cast 5m 3f + supernumeraries – Maximum cast 24m 15f) An adaptation of William Woodruff’s bestseller The Road to Nab End, an evocative rags-to-riches memoir of growing up among the cotton mills of Great War Lancashire.

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The Road to Nab End vividly describes his upbringing and his family's fight to survive the Lancashire cotton industry's initial downturn inthrough its decline in the s, and the community's slide into the Great Depression that mater: St Catherine's College, University.

The Road to Nab End. William Woodruff; adapted by Philip Goulding Coliseum Theatre, Oldham () Share: Oldham Coliseum's summer production takes us to s Blackburn in an adaptation of William Woodruff's best-selling memoir The Road to Nab End about growing up in an industrial town in Lancashire just as the British cotton industry began to fall apart and the.

A bestseller in England and celebrated as one of the great memoirs in many years, The Road to Nab End is a marvelously evocative account of growing up poor in a British mill town. From William Woodruff's birth in (in the carding room of a cotton mill) until he ran away to London at the age of sixteen, he lived in the heart of Blackburn's weaving community in the north of.

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£ The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Jonas Jonasson. £/5.The Road to Nab End: A Lancashire Childhood ISBN: Format: pp demi pb Price: £ Place: Lancashire. Author Biography. William Woodruff was born in into a family of Blackburn, Lancashire cotton workers.

At 13 he left school and became a delivery boy in a grocer’s shop.