SUSSEX BORN AND BRED: Tales from the Coast - Alex Askaroff
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"An utterly charming read" Sussex Born and Bred is a series of short stories in which both England's history and her people are brought vividly to life by a man who has spent a lifetime observing both. As you travel the roads and lanes of Sussex with master craftsman and author Alex Askaroff, you'll meet a host of unforgettable places and characters. * Nuria, the girl in the Salvador Dali drawing, asleep under a rosebush cuddled with Dali's pet lynx * A mill pond haunted by Vivien Leigh's ghost. * The ground on which Harold II fell and William the Conqueror, by strength and luck and cunning, claimed a country. You'll be welcomed by Cockney royalty, and entertained by the Eastbourne tailors who sewed maternity dresses for Queen Elizabeth II. War veterans and farmers, hop pickers and mill-workers, all of them are revealed as the extraordinary "ordinary" folk that they are; and who frame an unforgettable portrait of the land they love. Born of a Russian/French father and Austrian/English mother, I grew up in 1960's England and witnessed the birth of our modern age. One of six boys, our house was always an explosion of noise. From this early experience I now cherish my quiet moments although, as a result, my friends often call me an introvert. Originally I went through the state schooling system, but things soon changed rather dramatically. My parents were in the manufacturing of baby goods and after the Miners Strikes of the 1970's caused the power, across the country, to be turned off early each night, the first baby-boom soon followed. The business flourished and I was bundled off to private school. One second I was playing conkers in a class of 44, the next I was learning Latin with 11 classmates. Quite a shock! Later I studied engineering and eventually became a self-employed engineer and, after many years, a master craftsman running my own specialised business in sewing machinery. It was a trade I had known since a child. I live in my hometown of Eastbourne, Sussex with my wife and two kids; and I carry on the trade that I grew up with around the rural Southeast corner of England.
Author: Askaroff, Alex
Publisher: Fireship Press
Title: SUSSEX BORN AND BRED: Tales from the Coast
Pages: 00000 (Encrypted EPUB)
On Sale: 2011-05-09
Category: Fiction : Historical - General
Category: Fiction : Literary
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