The Valley: A Hundred Years In The Life Of A Family by Richard BensonThe Valley: A Hundred Years In The Life Of A Family by Richard Benson

The Valley: A Hundred Years In The Life Of A Family

byRichard Benson

Hardcover | May 27, 2014

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The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two years in the valley, and drawing on years of historical research, interviews and anecdotes, The Valley lets us into generations of carousing and banter as the family's attempts to build a better and fairer world for themselves meet sometimes with triumph, sometimes with bitter defeat. Against a backdrop of underground explosions, strikes and pit closures, these are unflinching, deeply personal stories of battles between the sexes in a man's world sustained by strong women; of growing up, and the power of love and imagination to transform lives.
Richard Benson is the author of the number one bestseller The Farm, which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2005 and a 2006 Richard and Judy Book Club choice. He was born in the Dearne Valley in South Yorkshire, and lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
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Title:The Valley: A Hundred Years In The Life Of A FamilyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.5 × 6.28 × 1.9 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0747591849

ISBN - 13:9780747591849

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