Hopkins, Billy 1928-
Most widely held works about Billy Hopkins
Most widely held works by Billy Hopkins
Going places by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
It's the 1950s and, like the rest of the country, Manchester is still suffering from post-war austerity. Despite this, Billy and Laura Hopkins are in seventh heaven as they return from their honeymoon - but their euphoria soon evaporates as they find themselves desperate for money and a home of their own. With a baby on the way and the bills mounting, they yearn for more than Billy's teaching salary can offer them. 'There's got to be more to life than this,' Billy thinks. Then Billy hears an appeal for Education Officers in Kenya. But what about the recent Mau Mau rebellion and the inevitable culture shock? Billy and Laura set off on a BOAC Argonaut for Nairobi and an exotic new life.
Kate's story by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
By the author of Our kid. "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 it is Kate's eleventh birthday and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Kate's joy is short-lived, and tragedy strikes, threatening her family with the loss of all they hold dear. Before long they are evicted from their home in Ancoats, Manchester, and, with no wages coming in and a mother unable to cope, Kate has to grow up fast. Her deepest desire is to keep her brothers and sisters together. A journey of hope and heartache takes Kate from the hardships of the workhouse to the dubious comforts of a position in service; from the joys of marriage, to the sorrows and losses suffered during the Great War.
High hopes by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
It's September 1945 and Billy Hopkins is off to London to train as a teacher, with only ten bob in his pocket. Despite his Dad's warning, Billy survives two years in the Big City, and returns to take up his first teaching job in Manchester - on 300 pounds a year! The catch is his first class, Senior Four, who bitterly resent the raising of the school-leaving age, and are all set to take it out on their teacher - luckily the kid from Colleyhurst has some tricks up his sleeve. And Billy's about to fall in love with the beautiful Laura. Nostalgic, funny and romantic, High Hopes vividly evokes northern life after WWII, and will keep you laughing till the very end.
Our kid by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A story of a Northern childhood. Born in Manchester , Billy was evacuated to Liverpool when war came, where he lived on a starvation diet while his rations went to feed his landlady's children. On his return to Manchester the cruel blows that were dealt to the family did not destroy Billy's fighting spirit.
Anything goes by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Whatever next by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Billy Hopkins is thrilled to be released from the trials and tribulations of teaching when he takes early retirement. He's just buzzing with ideas for filling his time and making a spare buck - whether it's investing in apparently fail-safe business enterprises, starting up himself as an entrepreneur specialising in doll's houses or writing up the story of his life. Only one of those is likely to have the desired result on the financial front - but Billy's hilarious descriptions of his efforts, together with lovely glimpses of his ever-expanding family, make "Whatever Next!" a delightful and absolutely satisfying read.
Tommy's world by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
With charm, warmth and humour, Billy Hopkins tells the story of his beloved dad ... Tommy Hopkins' early years aren't very promising. Born at the end of the nineteenth century in a slum district of Manchester, he's blessed with loving parents, but they don't have two ha'pennies to rub together. At school, he and his friends plot money-making schemes and play lots of football, while learning enough to keep the teachers off their backs. Then, leaving the playground behind, Tommy finds employment in Manchester's Smithfield market, where he works his way up to become a porter, and where, amongst the young women who catch his eye, is Kate Lally - who may just be the love of his life.
Nuestro pequeño Billy by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Les Jeunes gens dans la colère vous parlent by Doris Lessing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Big mama by Billy Hopkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Reliability of tutors' assessments of students' behaviour in group discussion in a college of education by Wilfred Hopkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Audiobooks Autobiographical fiction, English Biographical fiction Biographical fiction Boys Domestic fiction England--Manchester Families Fiction Hopkins, Billy,--1928- Kenya Kenya--Nairobi Life change events Manners and customs Poor Poor children Retired teachers Self-realization Slums Social classes Social history Talking books Teachers Women Women teachers Working class
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