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A Pocketful of Memories: Blackheath – Tossie Patrick
"If you'm a gooin hoppin, doa forget to bring me back hop pickin opple." Old Black Country saying in Blackheath TOSSIE PATRICK describes how she revisited the streets of her childhood just before the bulldozers erased them from the landscape. She was moved to record what were, for her, happier times; the school, Christmas, hop-picking.... Recalling characters from the community, as well as from her own family, the Blackheath of the 1930s is brought back to life. Illustrations by Ron Slack
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Memories and Thoughts – Tossie Patrick
"There comes a thrush around each day To sing to us his merry lay" From The Thrush Several of her poems have been published previously in The Black Country Bugle but here, for the first time in one collection, are all the poems of TOSSIE PATRICK which cover such diverse subjects as the seasons, nature, and writing as well as describing her family and the Black Country. Includes; "An Ode to Shenstone Woods", "Flowers in Season", "Mill House", "Black Country Nostalga", "When Pat Collins Fun Fair Came To Blackheath."
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Tales With a Twist – Tossie Patrick
"The inside of the Manor had been kept in the old style but with all modern conveniences hidden by the decor..." From The Halloween Weekend Seven stories from the pen of Tossie Patrick. On the surface, they are everyday tales. But things are not always as they appear as Tossie explores the supernatural. Includes The Halloween Weekend, The Cabinet, The Inheritance, Roundabouts and Swings, The Portrait, Happy Memories and The Wedding Dress.