It Just Isn't Cricket

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Trafford Publishing, Mar 22, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 164 pages
This little book continues the story of the Lizzie, a tiny community around the site of the old coal mine of the same name in a corner of North West Durham. Its original stalwarts have long since gone, but, as a native of this village, I like to think that their spirit and resilience live on. Perhaps the indulgent reader would care to take this small volume in conjunction with one of my earlier offerings, "The Sum of Two Squares", thereby acquiring a fuller picture of this little mining community of years gone by. Cecil Johnson, March 2012
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
Expressing an Interest
8
Knockamore
16
Pros and Cons
26
The Happy Hour
33
Walters Best Sellers
44
Over the heaps
50
Taylor Maid
56
The ItalianJob
76
Videre est credere
87
Billy Fawcett
94
The Power of Music
107
Tantivy
117
Facing the Music
129
The DTBs
134
The Long Shot
144

The Drissel
63
Mexican Flu
69
EPILOGUE
154
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About the author (2012)

Cecil Johnson served as a secondary school teacher for forty years, twenty-five of which as headmaster of a comprehensive school. After taking early retirement, he now lives on his farm in County Durham. His main leisure-time interests include classical music and landscape painting. He also devotes much of his time to promoting the interests of the Clan Johnston/Johnstone Association (U.K.), holding the office of U.K. Commissioner to the Clan Chief.

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