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Racing the Wind

A Cumbrian Childhood



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This powerful and beautifully-written account is the memoir of Patricia Nolan who lived in a tiny community in Cumbria and it captures the end of an era in the 1950s. 'When the first organ-transplant was taking place, when computers were starting to revolutionise our lives and television was arriving in the sitting-rooms of Britain, in my house we were still dipping buckets into a stream to make a cup of tea and going to bed by candlelight,' she writes. The tale covers three years of the author's life, made particularly vivid by a traumatic event which opens the book, but which goes on to depict a poor but close rural community with its village school, its annual country show, its Christmas celebrations and its local characters - all set against the dramatic back-drop of Scafell and the surrounding hills and moors on which she and her friends ran free. AUTHOR: Patricia Nolan was born and raised in a tiny, remote village in the Lake District in the early 1950s. She went on to excel at the village school and became a deputy-head teacher in London, where she lives now. A published poet and short-story writer, Racing the Wind is her autobiography.

Product code: 9781910723975

ISBN 9781910723975
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Merlin Unwin Books
Beautifully-written memoir of Patricia Nolan's childhood in early 1950s Cumbria, which captures the end of an era. With no running water or electricity at home, this is a tale of contented poverty in a close rural community. Her tale covers three years which begin with a tragedy and end in triumph.