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Back in the day

Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-2023
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Melvyn Bragg's first ever memoir - an elegiac, intimate account of growing up in post-war Cumbria, which lyrically evokes a vanished world. In this captivating memoir, Melvyn Bragg recalls growing up in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton, from his early childhood during the war to the moment he had to decide between staying on or spreading his wings. This is the tale of a boy who lived in a pub and expected to leave school at fifteen yet won a scholarship to Oxford. Derailed by a severe breakdown when he was thirteen, he developed a passion for reading and study - though that didn't stop him playing in a skiffle band or falling in love. It is equally the tale of the people and place that formed him.
Main title:
Back in the day / Melvyn Bragg.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Sceptre, 2023.
Collation:
408 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2022.
ISBN:
9781529394498 (pbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3255190
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