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by Howard Spring

eBook Hard Facts (CH) (Charnwood Library) ePub
Author: Howard Spring
Language: English
ISBN: 0708982980
ISBN13: 978-0708982983
Publisher: Charnwood (November 1, 1985)
Pages: 448
Subcategory: Romance
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 235
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ePub file: 1686 kb
Fb2 file: 1414 kb

by. Spring, Howard, 1889-1965.

by. General, Romance, Fiction, Fiction - General, Large type books, Fiction in English, 1900-1945 - Texts. Leicester : Charnwood. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on October 29, 2013.

Find nearly any book by Howard Spring. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9781842323472 (978-1-84232-347-2) Softcover, House of Stratus Ltd, 2000.

Howard Spring was born in Cardiff, the son of a poor jobbing gardener. During the war years Spring wrote two other novels, Hard Facts (1944) and Dunkerley's (1946).

Things being thus, I decided that it would be better to publish the book piecemeal. In my plan, it was divided into three parts called Hard Facts, Dunkerley’s and The Banner. The first of these is the present volume, which makes, I think, a rounded and self-sufficient story. I hope that, in due course, the other volumes will do so, too; and that finally it may be possible to publish the three as one book bearing the title originally chosen for it.

Great communication with seller. Book is in near pristine condition for 80+years old! A Book Of Brave Deeds 1938 Young Folks Library.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).

In a celebrated essay, Macaulay sums up Bacon's career as a "chequered spectacle of so much glory and so much shame  .

Characterisation and settings really well crafted. I have read most of his books and always found them elegant and very readable.
Still In Mind
I may be bias by the fact I was born and bred in the location of this book. His beautiful use of the English language to describe the period in which it was set, and the humanity he proscribed to the characters. I would like to read more of this writer.
A beautifully written book, wish all of his books were available as ebooks. A wonderful escape from our current violent greedy world..
Another slab of life in late nineteenth century Manchester produced by one of the city's most celebrated novelists. Howard Spring might be forgotten now, except, perhaps, for FAME IS THE SPUR (1940, filmed 1947) but in his time he was a bestselling writer of historical fiction.

Theodore Chrystal begins life as a young curate in Levenshulme, a grimy suburb of Manchester rife with poverty and squalor. He finds it difficult to fit in - not only because the lifestyle is so totally alien to a respectable man brought up in the south of England, but because he feels inhibited by the influence of Mr. Burnside, the local vicar who enjoys something of a reputation as a helpmate to the poor. Burnside has provided a shoulder to cry on for brother and sister Alec and Elsie Dillworth, who have to flee from their drunken and violent father and their equally dypsomaniac mother on several occasions.

It seems, however, that Dillworth has made good. Under the patronage of Daniel Dunkerley, the young man has become editor of HARD FACTS, a forerunner of the twentieth century tabloid newspaper that climbs to a daily circulation of one million-plus copies. Yet it seems that Dillworth has a profound dislike for the job, as he would rather pursue a career as a writer, as well as protecting his sister from corruption. In the past Elsie has been so poor that she has had to earn money as a whore, even though she has now left that profession.

Theodore encounters Elsie and falls in love with he, without knowing about her shady past, but has to contend with Alec, who seems over-protective towards his sister. Meanwhile Theodore also has to cope with the covert advances of Lady Pinson, a rich widow living in the south ...

The plot of HARD FACTS takes time to get going: perhaps Spring spends a little too much time on flashbacks and not enough on the realities of contemporary life. However, when it does burst into life, the story is a vivid page-turner. The title not only refers to the newspaper, but to the "Hard Facts" about life in industrial Manchester that Theodore is largely unaware of; it is only at the end that they are revealed to him in a shocking and violent denlouement.

As usual Spring builds up a vivid portrait of life in the industrial north, allied to a sympathy for his characters, the majority of whom have to cope with life as best they can, with no social or material advantages to aid them.
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