We Never Had It So Good

by David Williams

In Brief

We Never Had It So Good is about childhood and growing up in a northern mining town. It is set in the late 1950s, when children were free-spirited 'adventurers', roaming the streets and making their own entertainment. Bonfire night, the miners' gala, leek competitions, the annual fair and school life all feature in this gritty and entertaining collection of short stories.

Why you should read it

A refreshing yet moving take on a lost era. The northeast of England in the 1950s may be a long way from most readers' own life experiences, but these stories will resonate with anyone who has ever been a bright-eyed child longing for adventure.

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