Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy – Our brand new book is out!

We are delighted to present our brand book:

Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy

Two biographical sketches

By Colin Brett

Loaf On A Stick Press, Nottingham, November 2016, ISBN 9780956913999, Paperback, 144 pages

ONLY £5!


With a foreword and a chapter on the historical context of Charlie by: People’s Histreh – Nottingham & Notts Radical History Group


Looking into his family history, Colin Brett discovered that his grandad Charlie had been killed in World War One.

Based on historical records, Colin wrote a story about his grandad’s final year in an attempt to get to know the relative he never had a chance to meet.

The result is the remarkable narrative of a Nottingham working class man getting caught up in a cataclysmic conflict, a brutal war which continues to cast a very long shadow over all our lives.

Bluebell Hill Boy

An autobiographical story on Colin’s childhood and early teenage years, growing up in the St Ann’s neighbourhood of Nottingham during the 1940s and early 1950s.

Colin paints a vivid picture of a culture which itself has long become part of our history. His account features comets, floods, banana skins and a lot of childhood adventures, as well as Colin’s memories of the many colourful characters who were the heart and soul of his community.

All our books are available from…

Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Waterstones Nottingham, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR

ExLibris – The Masked Booksellers

Or email us (peopleshistreh [at] riseup [dot] net) to order a copy by post (plus £1.75 P&P).

Please also see this FREE digital copy of Charlie & Bluebell Hill Boy.

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