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Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga)

Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga)

The bestselling and completely heartwarming story of one family in 1930s Manchester...


PERFECT for fans of TV's Call The Midwife and The Pursuit of Love - and readers of Nadine Dorries, Nancy Revell and Anne Baker will adore the Hopkins family!


***** 'After just a few pages gripped me like pliers' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'Beautifully written. Hard to put down. Many laughs, and touching moments' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'Give an insight into a Northern life of a different world written with a sense of hardship, sadness, humour and real emotion' - AMAZON READER REVIEW
***** 'I was howling with laughter one minute and in tears the next ... It's my favourite book'

Billy Hopkins' Our Kid is a warm-hearted and nostalgic tale of a boy's life: from the 1920s Manchester slums, through tough times as an evacuee during World War II, to the challenges of the post-war world for a hard-up family.

'How wonderful to have a book like this... A glimpse of a lost reality' - Manchester Evening News

It was on a Sunday night in 1928 that Billy Hopkins made his first appearance. Billy's tenement home on the outskirts of Manchester would be considered a slum today, but he lived there happily with his large Catholic family, hatching money-making schemes with his many friends.

When war came, and the Luftwaffe dominated the night sky, Billy was evacuated to Blackpool. There he lived on a starvation diet while his own rations went to feed his landlady's children - 'I might as well be in Strangeways!'

But even the cruel blows that were to be dealt to the family on his return to Manchester would not destroy Billy's fighting spirit - or his sense of humour.

What readers are saying about Our Kid:

'Billy Hopkins is a masterful storyteller who draws you into his world of a working class household coping with, and surviving, the ups and downs of life'

'The characters are brilliant - I will never ever forget this book for as long as I live'

'The best read ever'
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