like the extracts. I well remember queuing up for coke at the gas works it was a regular Saturday morning ritual,Coal was on ration then but you could get coke on Saturday morning . Used to to collect it in my sisters pram. We also used to play on Donrney hills we would walk there from school (Hanky Park) for cricket matches and football.Seems strange to hear those places mentioned in context to a totally different time scale to my own. Sounds like a book that Moe and I would like to read.
This sequel to ‘Made in Myrtle Street’ is now available as an e-book from Kindle and will be published as a paperback in the near future. The book follows the men as they return from service in WW1 and centres round the struggles faced by Liam Murphy as he tries to re-establish himself as husband, father and breadwinner. In ‘Made in Myrtle Street’, the events of the war provided the framework and I tried to explore the characters that were the bit players within this, trying to understand how they reacted when they were thrust into the cataclysm of WW1, how humour and camaraderie helped them cope with losses on the battlefield and the pain of the separation from their families. In ‘Rags, Bones and Donkey Stones’ the characters are developed against the background of the northern town of Salford in the 1920s. Liam Murphy, chirpy and joking when the war started, now mentally bruised by the battles and trying to fit back into the family. His wife is doing all the jobs around the house and their eldest son has taken over Liam’s chair. Callum, his nephew, is a quiet yet gifted engineer whose interest in classical music sits uncomfortably in his working class background. Epiglottis is the ageing thespian and scrivener with a bright intellect that guards long hidden secrets. Lloyd George had promised a land fit for heroes but, for many, things were worse than before the war. Liam, desperate to pay the rent and feed the family, takes over a rag and bone round. Finding a small painting in the inside pocket of a suit that he is given leads to the unravelling of a series of intriguing, sometimes uncomfortable, facts. Thanks to so many of you for reading ‘Made in Myrtle Street’ and I hope that you will enjoy this sequel just as much. To see the book on amazon.co.uk click this link: www.amazon.co.uk/Rags-Bones-Donkey-Stones-ebook/dp/B0084U9PU4/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_1