One Summer:Romance, Redundancy and Rugby League in the 80s
One Summer is the third in a series of four novels on the general theme of Northern working class life in the rugby league heartlands in the second half of the 20th century, all based on the old saying about being at work: "They should write a book about this place. It’d be a best seller."
As in the author’s first two novels, One Winter set in the Sixties and One Spring set in the Seventies, humour again plays a big part in the lives of the main characters in the Drawing Office of the Wilkinson Engineering Works. There, conversations about wages, the opposite sex, sport and telling tales takes up much of the working day.
Set in the fictional town of Ashurst on the old South Lancashire coalfield, just before the start of the 1984 Miners’ Strike, the novel is a vivid and evocative description of what now seems a bygone age.
- Publishing Details:
- The Parrs Wood Press, 2005