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Home Alan Sillitoe A Man of his Time. He went through the other cloth bag to make sure of his best suit, spare shirts, razor, boots for walking out, a couple of ironed handkerchiefs, socks, a piece of towel, and some soap in an old tobacco tin. ‘I di. ‘Tell him, then,’ but knowing he would get no more words from such a stiffnecked son.

The tall bullish young man who came out of the beer-off wore a Norfolk jacket under his army greatcoat, and a white scarf hanging to his waist.

A wonderful historical novel from one of our best loved and most prolific writers As a young man Ernest Burton was a bold and reckless journeyman blacksmith, seducing all young girls he comes across. We watch him grow to become a master Blacksmith, and a tyrannical father of eight who refuses even to try to remain faithful to the woman he married and who reigns over his young family with an iron fist, instilling in his sons and daughters a mixture of fear and hatred of him.

Alan Sillitoe (4 March 1928 – 25 April 2010) was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, as did most of the other writers to whom it was applied. He is best known for his debut novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and his early short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, both of which were adapted into films.

Alan Sillitoe on Reading. The Nottingham Books. Stropping his razor till the water turned hot, he filled a mug for as careful a shave as could be without leaving nicks of blood. You never knew what handsome woman might be met with on your travels. A slice of pork fat over the piece of bread turned crisp at the heat.

He went through the other cloth bag to make sure of his best suit, spare shirts, razor, boots for walking out, a couple of ironed handkerchiefs, socks, a piece of towel, and some soap in an old tobacco tin.

I expect you heard the first time. Titchbum’s finger came too close. Words could be stopped from invading the mind, but the finger in his direction was different. Titchbum’s finger came towards him. ‘Some people don’t know their place,’ he said to his companions. Not like when I was young. Titchbum, as a ‘self-made man’ too much like Ernest’s father to tolerate for long, made him wonder why the fool had taken against him. ‘He must be a country bumpkin. Titchbum couldn’t leave well alone, as if he’d got worms, or a canker was eating his stomach.

Alan Sillitoe left school at 14 to work in various factories until becoming an air traffic control assistant with the . This isn't just a good book; it's a great book. Born in 1866, Ernest Burton is a man of iron as well as a man of his time

Alan Sillitoe left school at 14 to work in various factories until becoming an air traffic control assistant with the Ministry Aircraft Production in 1945. He began writing after four years in the RAF, and lived for six years in France and Spain. In 1958, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was published, and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, which won the Hawthornden Prize for literature, came out the following year. Born in 1866, Ernest Burton is a man of iron as well as a man of his time. He takes a justly earned pride in his trade as blacksmith and his manhood too: 'I don't take tips, and only touch my cap to a personable woman.

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A Man of His Time: A Novel. A Man of His Time - Alan Sillitoe. A working-class family saga set in rural England from the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. En route, he meets, seduces, and promptly impregnates a young widow.

A wonderful new historical novel from one of our best loved and most prolific writersAs a young man Ernest Burton was a bold and reckless journeyman blacksmith, seducing all young girls he comes across. We watch him grow to become a master Blacksmith, and a tyrannical father of eight who refuses even to try to remain faithful to the woman he married and who reigns over his young family with an iron fist, instilling in his sons and daughters a mixture of fear and hatred of him. Burton is an extraordinary fictional creation -- a bully who shows no mercy in his relentless terrorism of his sons, he can also be effortlessly charming, with a magnetic attraction that effects all he meets. Written in the sparse, plain language that Sillitoe has made his own, A Man of His Time is a mesmerising portrait of an extraordinary individual, aware that he is, in many ways, the last of a dying breed. It's a rich, absorbing, wonderfully readable novel that covers decades and crosses generations, depicting with singular brilliance an England poised on the brink of change.
A Man of His Time download epub
Contemporary
Author: Alan Sillitoe
ISBN: 000717327X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Flamingo (April 19, 2004)
Pages: 352 pages