South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s

South End Boy: Growing up in Halifax in the tumultuous '30s and '40s


In this memoir Jim Bennet introduces us to Halifax of the Nineteen Thirties and '40s: one filled with coal smoke and rival gangs, chuffing freight trains and pine tar cleaning soap. he's taking the reader in addition to him ''down the bank'' and stale to adventures everywhere in the city's south finish and past, providing a glimpse of adolescence the place a tender boy had unfastened rein a long way past his yard.

For Jim and his neighbours, the playground used to be the beach, the tracks, the ponds and parks, the tramcars, the Commons, the fort, and extra. via his eyes, we see the influence as a result of the second one international struggle on day-by-day family members life.

Jim Bennet's remember of the main points of standard lifestyles -- obvious from the viewpoint of a boy starting to be up into his adolescents -- and his reward for storytelling are obtrusive during this stress-free publication. it is going to carry stories flooding again for a few readers; for others, it deals a window into youth at a time whilst the realm used to be quickly changing.

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