Money On't Table - Grit, Work And Family Pride

by Corinne Sweet
Money On't Table - Grit, Work And Family Pride

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Their parents worked as miners and lace workers, but by the mid-20th century new opportunities beckoned for the children of Nottingham. Pauline, Betty, Doreen, Albert and Derek came from families where every penny counted. Most left school young to work. Their lives took them from cigarette packing and sewing machine piecework to places their parents could not have dreamt of - selling lingerie, working on the Queen Elizabeth and even becoming a director at Boots. Following the loves and losses of five Midlands youths, Money on the Table is the true story of new lives, new pride and a new Britain.
About the book

Their parents worked as miners and lace workers, but by the mid-20th century new opportunities beckoned for the children of Nottingham. Pauline, Betty, Doreen, Albert and Derek came from families where every penny counted. Most left school young to work. Their lives took them from cigarette packing and sewing machine piecework to places their parents could not have dreamt of - selling lingerie, working on the Queen Elizabeth and even becoming a director at Boots. Following the loves and losses of five Midlands youths, Money on the Table is the true story of new lives, new pride and a new Britain.