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by Billy Hopkins (author)

eBook Kate's Story ePub
Author: Billy Hopkins (author)
Language: English
ISBN: 0755343204
ISBN13: 978-0755343201
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (February 7, 2008)
Pages: 464
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 607
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ePub file: 1118 kb
Fb2 file: 1237 kb

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Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2): A heartrending tale of northern family life by. Billy Hopkins

Billy Hopkins’s most popular book is Our Kid (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 3): The funny and. Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2): A heartrending tale of northern family life by. Billy Hopkins.

Billy's book tells a lot about how a child can grow so fast under hard circumstances, how Kate (his mother) become a strong woman.

Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. Billy's book tells a lot about how a child can grow so fast under hard circumstances, how Kate (his mother) become a strong woman. Billy here is not only tells about her mother, but also his root and how his ancestors' struggle to be in their right now live. If you notice, here I use the word "struggle" because I do sincerely admire Kate and her family surviving skill. I especially moved when Kate faced with her family's sudden death one by one There ups and downs in our our. It's a human nature.

Author(s): Billy Hopkins. Another great book from Billy Hopkins. A good insight into how life was in the early 1900's,very easy to read and makes good bedtime reading. I have read all Billy Hopkins books to date and find him a very entertaining author

Author(s): Billy Hopkins. I have read all Billy Hopkins books to date and find him a very entertaining author. Best-selling in Fiction.

Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2): A. .Kate's Story by Billy Hopkins (Hardback, 2001). Billy Hopkins was born in Collyhurst and grew up in the Manchester area. He is married with six adult children.

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Dad, it's the happiest day of my life, Kate said. I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever

Dad, it's the happiest day of my life, Kate said. The abiding masterpiece of the hopkins' canon. com User, March 4, 2005. I honestly and truly believe this book to be Billy Hopkins' abiding masterpiece. This is not to denigrate his debut novel, OUR KID, in any way - or the rest of that hilarious sequence, culminating in the recently-published ANYTHING GOES.

Books : Kate's Story (Paperback). The endearing and heart-rending story of a woman's life through the worst days of the twentieth century.

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Kate's Story is one of Billy Hopkins' most heart-warming works to date, and charts the story of his mother Kate, and her determined, spirited battle to rise above the slums and the workhouse, and build a better life for herself and her family. Perfect for fans of Harry Bowling and Sheila Newberry. the pages with his trademark warmth, laughter and triumph over adversity' - Cheshire Life. Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.

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I honestly and truly believe this book to be Billy Hopkins' abiding masterpiece. This is not to denigrate his debut novel, OUR KID, in any way - or the rest of that hilarious sequence, culminating in the recently-published ANYTHING GOES. But whereas the appeal of those other four books is of an immediately accessible kind for all and sundry - and quite rightly and understandably so! - KATE'S STORY is the sort of book (e.g. MRS DALLOWAY, THE GREAT GATSBY, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE GRAPES OF WRATH) that could not possibly have been written before its creator had succeeded in cutting his writer's teeth elsewhere. It's so much softer in tone, for one thing, and - given the really serious, life-threatening vicissitudes in fin-de-siecle downtown Manchester UK that must be faced on a daily basis by the narrator and her loved ones (it opens in 1897, for instance, with an 11-year old girl visiting her father's place of work, the cause of his premature and impending death) - its humour too is necessarily of the un-guffawing kind. But there's something else here too - a very particular something that, for me at least, marks KATE'S STORY out as the work of a master storyteller second to none.

John Braine used to say that you can't really call yourself a novelist until you've got three books under your belt. But what I think is worthy of even greater respect is when a male author so contrives things that he tells his tale with the voice of a woman.

Which is what Billy Hopkins does in Kate's Story - he adopts the persona of his own mother. And though other authors have contrived a similar technique in the past (Anthony Burgess with ONE HAND CLAPPING;Charles Portis with his superb TRUE GRIT; David Storey with FLIGHT INTO CAMDEN; Joe Orton with a right load of old rubbish that I can't even remember the title of - the tart!), Billy Hopkins brings to the narrative of KATE'S STORY such thoroughgoing decency and unwavering sensitivity that (all uncouth - indeed, sham masculinity being set aside to that purpose) womankind as a whole will feel immediately at ease in his presence. Heck! she'll forget her narrator's a man!

And this, to my mind (together with the narrative location amongst the early twentieth century urban poor),makes KATE'S STORY by Billy Hopkins the most interesting and important social document penned by a writer of fiction since James Plunkett's Dublin-based STRUMPET CITY in the 1970s. It is surely only lack of imagination coupled to creative paralysis and a perennial aversion to paying the going rate for good fiction that keeps TV and film producers focused instead on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Brontes.
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This is the book you need to read first before his other two books, Anything Goes & Going Places, it's a trilogy of his life & the hardships his mother went through after the death of her husband.
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