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Brilliant reviews in the papers were all well-deserved
on 30 April 2014
I thought the author must know all the journalists, the newspaper reviews for this book were so good. But for once they were justified. This is an amazing work. Compelling, warm, sad, funny, moving, and a window on a lost world. RIP the mining industry. Its demise was a scandal. This book is a must for anyone interested in social history, but also for anyone who loves a family saga. It's gripping, and to think that it is based on the author's actual family is staggering. You couldn't make it up. I thoroughly recommend this gem of a book. The only drawback? How heavy it is to carry around! Because you won't be able to put it down.