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by Billy Hopkins
Download Kate's Story fb2
Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Billy Hopkins
  • ISBN:
    0747268525
  • ISBN13:
    978-0747268529
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Headline Book Pub Ltd (May 2002)
  • Pages:
    448 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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  • FB2 format
    1642 kb
  • ePUB format
    1914 kb
  • DJVU format
    1869 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    278
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Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. First in a series by Billy Hopkins, true life, charting the history of his life and family. Loved the whole series.

Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. Shelves: and-autobiograp, sagas. It was ok,a lot of discrepancies and differences between aspects Billy had mentioned in his other books,had some really sad moments.

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Dad, it's the happiest day of my life, Kate said. I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever

Dad, it's the happiest day of my life, Kate said. The abiding masterpiece of the hopkins' canon. com User, March 4, 2005. I honestly and truly believe this book to be Billy Hopkins' abiding masterpiece. This is not to denigrate his debut novel, OUR KID, in any way - or the rest of that hilarious sequence, culminating in the recently-published ANYTHING GOES.

Kate's Story is one of Billy Hopkins' most heart-warming works to date, and charts the story of his mother Kate, and her determined, spirited battle to rise above the slums and the workhouse, and build a better life for herself and her family. Perfect for fans of Harry Bowling and Sheila Newberry. the pages with his trademark warmth, laughter and triumph over adversity' - Cheshire Life. Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.

Kate's Story by Billy Hopkins (Paperback, 2002). Another great book from Billy Hopkins. A good insight into how life was in the early 1900's,very easy to read and makes good bedtime reading. I have read all Billy Hopkins books to date and find him a very entertaining author. Best-selling in Fiction.

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Kate's Story (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 2): A heartrending tale of northern family life by Billy Hopkins . I have read all the Billy Hopkins series and I highly recomend them. Start with Kates story and work your way through.

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Billy Hopkins succeeds in reeling off a veritable kaleidoscope of personalities, items and artefacts that make the reader feel positively .

Billy Hopkins succeeds in reeling off a veritable kaleidoscope of personalities, items and artefacts that make the reader feel positively homesick for those vanished days of yesteryear'. The style of the books is like life itself, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but seen through Billy Hopkins's wry humour and perceptive observations it is a delightful good-feel read'. Billy Hopkins (better known to his family and friends as Wilfred Hopkins) was born in Collyhurst in 1928 and attended schools in Manchester. Before going into higher.

Books : Kate's Story (Paperback). The endearing and heart-rending story of a woman's life through the worst days of the twentieth century.

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'Dad, it's the happiest day of my life,' Kate said. 'I wish time would stand still and it could be today forever.' It's June 1897, and Kate is celebrating her eleventh birthday on the day of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Kate's joy is short-lived, as tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. A journey of hope and heartache follows which takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service to the rich; from the joys of marriage to a good man, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War. Guided by her indomitable spirit and sense of humour, she discovers that it is possible to find contentment despite all that life throws at her.

Tantil
Excellent, thank you
Otrytrerl
I honestly and truly believe this book to be Billy Hopkins' abiding masterpiece. This is not to denigrate his debut novel, OUR KID, in any way - or the rest of that hilarious sequence, culminating in the recently-published ANYTHING GOES. But whereas the appeal of those other four books is of an immediately accessible kind for all and sundry - and quite rightly and understandably so! - KATE'S STORY is the sort of book (e.g. MRS DALLOWAY, THE GREAT GATSBY, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE GRAPES OF WRATH) that could not possibly have been written before its creator had succeeded in cutting his writer's teeth elsewhere. It's so much softer in tone, for one thing, and - given the really serious, life-threatening vicissitudes in fin-de-siecle downtown Manchester UK that must be faced on a daily basis by the narrator and her loved ones (it opens in 1897, for instance, with an 11-year old girl visiting her father's place of work, the cause of his premature and impending death) - its humour too is necessarily of the un-guffawing kind. But there's something else here too - a very particular something that, for me at least, marks KATE'S STORY out as the work of a master storyteller second to none.

John Braine used to say that you can't really call yourself a novelist until you've got three books under your belt. But what I think is worthy of even greater respect is when a male author so contrives things that he tells his tale with the voice of a woman.

Which is what Billy Hopkins does in Kate's Story - he adopts the persona of his own mother. And though other authors have contrived a similar technique in the past (Anthony Burgess with ONE HAND CLAPPING;Charles Portis with his superb TRUE GRIT; David Storey with FLIGHT INTO CAMDEN; Joe Orton with a right load of old rubbish that I can't even remember the title of - the tart!), Billy Hopkins brings to the narrative of KATE'S STORY such thoroughgoing decency and unwavering sensitivity that (all uncouth - indeed, sham masculinity being set aside to that purpose) womankind as a whole will feel immediately at ease in his presence. Heck! she'll forget her narrator's a man!

And this, to my mind (together with the narrative location amongst the early twentieth century urban poor),makes KATE'S STORY by Billy Hopkins the most interesting and important social document penned by a writer of fiction since James Plunkett's Dublin-based STRUMPET CITY in the 1970s. It is surely only lack of imagination coupled to creative paralysis and a perennial aversion to paying the going rate for good fiction that keeps TV and film producers focused instead on Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, George Eliot and the Brontes.
Dikus
This is the book you need to read first before his other two books, Anything Goes & Going Places, it's a trilogy of his life & the hardships his mother went through after the death of her husband.