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Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752491547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752491547
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 416,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Doris Calder, now in her eighties, still enjoys travel, visiting interesting places, motoring, painting, sewing, family history, a spot of gardening, going to auction sales and collecting antiques. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in Arts and Literature and a Diploma in European Humanities.

Some of Skipping to School is about her time at Queen Mary High School. Here is a link for more information about the school and the redoubtable Miss Liddle:

http://liverpool-schools.co.uk/html/queen_mary.html

Here is more information about Arnot St Infants & Juniors:

http://liverpool-schools.co.uk/html/arnot_st.html

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About the Author

Doris Calder attended Arnot Street School in Walton and Queen Mary Grammar School in Liverpool before going on to work in the Liver Buildings.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric the Viking's Aide-de-Camp on 18 Nov. 2013
Format: Paperback
This book records growing up during the 1930s and 40s. It's full of all sorts of stuff: skipping ropes made from German silk parachute cord, swapping shell caps, dressing up, outings and holidays, confectionery shops, going to school, harvest festivals, teachers - some sympathetic, some intimidating, the mysteries surrounding the district nurse - and her possible connection with the appearance of babies, and the jealousy towards a friend for the attention lavished on her in hospital after she was knocked down by an American Jeep. Every little detail of life is so accurately recalled, the fabric of life is woven into the pages. What a memory! And it's so well written, nothing embellished, every word counts. Who could make up the sulphurous side effects of Brimstone and Treacle as a treatment for heat bumps?

It is set in and around Walton, a suburb of Liverpool, with visits to places like Southport, Chester and the Wirral. I got the impression this is the real Liverpool described here, a prosperous and cultured city and a good place to live, not the distorted view of Liverpool invented since by the media.

There is a serious side to the book. The author's father was injured in the First World War, and this affected the rest of his life. This is timely, given the current interest surrounding the centenary of the war.

The family photos are a treat. Especially the one with teddy!

One thing puzzled me - the picture on the front cover. It's clearly not the author, Doris, from the photos inside. And it's a bit bland - the book is full of life. So don't judge the book by it.

What stood out for me was the importance of family, both near and extended, for making life richer and more interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brenda T on 26 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
This book is a brilliant record of details that most of us (older people) had long forgotten about. It is also a full of information for any age group interested in the war years and beyond and how it affected a young schoolgirl. Hobbies & games which included painting cod bones, skipping ropes made from silk parachute ropes and milk bottle tops used for making pom-poms all take you back to the 'make do & mend' years. Punctuated by details of the progression of the war and very well written, this is truly a story not to be missed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carole on 1 Nov. 2014
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Brilliant it took me back so many years, thing is it feels like only yesterday that it was all happening to me. Well written and so true, those of us of a certain age couldnt fail to love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christine Brooker on 21 Oct. 2014
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I have read about half the book, I am enjoying reading about places I know
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