Tom Kipper's Schooldays: Memories of an Irish Childhood in Liverpool

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Headline Book Publishing, 2007 - Fiction - 247 pages
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Nab End meets Our Kid meets Bread in this nostalgic, funny and poignant account of growing up in Liverpool during the Second World War

Meet Tom Kipper, Espionage Agent Extraordinaire. Born into a poor Irish family in Liverpool in 1928, Tom Kipper is ten years old and full of mischief. A pupil at Saint Joseph's Academy of Hard Knocks (as the kids call it), he spends his days dodging Spiderlady McCann's vicious pencil and engaging in a good scrap when school's out. But the arrival of war will shake Tom's world, bringing loss, confusion and further adventure...

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I wouldn't exactly say that this book is made of short stories, because in some way they are all connected, but then again, I wouldn't say this is a novel either. As the title suggests, it is a story ... Read full review


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Peter Sale was born in Liverpool to an Irish family and received his education at Saint Joseph's Academy of Hard Knocks. He left school at fourteen, ready for adventure, and, after ducking bombs with the American Red Cross in London, chasing Nazis in Hamburg, training with the New Zealand Air Force, writing country music in Nashville and appearing in Hollywood TV commercials, he settled down to write about his childhood memories. Peter now lives with his wife Carmelisa in a town called Paradise, California, where he is at work on his second Tom Kipper novel. TOM KIPPER'S SCHOOLDAYS was originally self-published in the USA under the title, A RIVER OF SCOUSE.

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