Black Country Stories and Sketches – Greg Stokes


“I’ve had a basinful. Low wages, filthy conditions, while you lord it over us… er… me.”
Rodney Tumeley in The Glorious Revolution

A colourfully written collection of 29 short stories and word sketches reflecting aspects of Black Country life, past, present, and future.
Includes the much admired “Christmas Card to Lev” in which the football fans of Dudley undertake to send greetings to the Russian goalkeeper who delighted the Molineux crowd in the 1950s; “The Minor and the Miner’s Son” which takes the reader from the steps of Wembley 1968 to the bitter miner’s strike of 1984; “The Glorious Revolution” set in the future when the only industrial workers left are in the heritage museums; the haunting “On Leave”; the hilarious “Baldwin’s Monument”; the melancholy “Boy in the Basement”; “The Blue Teapot” recorded for people with visual impairment; and many more.
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A5 paperback 128 pages; £4.99 (plus £1.30 p&p)
ISBN 0 9520317 0 1



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