Three Good Years
[First editio]

Three Good Years
This novel is set between the years 2006 and 2008 with much of the action taking place in the drawing office of the Wilkinson's Engineering Works in the fictional South Lancashire town of Ashurst. It is the sixth in a series about northern working class life and is inspired by Geoff's love and links with the sport of rugby league and the old saying about work that “They could write a book about this place. It would be a best seller”. The main character continues to be the draughtsman Alan Greenall along with Thelma, who in “One Winter” had drifted north from Cardiff into the town during the summer of 1962. By the time of “Three Good Years”, they are married with two children Rebecca and Robert and two soon to be three grandchildren Josh, Joanna and then Daisy. The Greenalls are both keen rugby league fans watching the Saints at home for every game and frequently enjoying their trips into Yorkshire, particularly to Headingley, Odsal Stadium and Wakefield. They are also keen Crown Green bowlers with Alan a regular member of the Southport Edge Miners' Welfare club. He still works at Wilkinson's with the firm now run from a company in Amsterdam. In 1962 over 8,000 people worked there but now that number is down to little more than 300. Among some of the interesting chapter titles are The Jehovah's Widnes, Lord Beeching has been beaten before, “I follow Marlborough League”, Callaghanism and Neo Liberalism and The Church of the Everyday Saints along with the cliff hanger “He's in St Helens Hospital”. One moving story told is about the details of Thelma's mother who had died in 1944 when Thelma was less than a year old. It is discovered that she had grown up in Tiger Bay and may well have gone to the same school around the same time as Billy Boston, Johnny Freeman and Shirley Bassey had gone there.

Customers who bought this product also purchased
Two Seasons
Two Seasons
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
5 x Fan's Eye City
5 x A Born Leader -Harry Pinner
3 x From Swn-Y-Mor to Seattle
6 x A Pastel Revolution - Harlequins RL
5 x Sully's Way
6 x Kiwis, Wigan & The Wire
5 x Rugby Football: A United Game
6 x Braver than all the rest
4 x Hunslet through and through
5 x 'Big Den' Dennis Hartley
4 x Fiction special offer
4 x A lad from Donkey Common
4 x A Welshman in Halifax
4 x One Autumn
4 x Jack Fish
7 x Keeping the Dream Alive
7 x Building the Family Game
5 x Big Jim
6 x In full Bloem
4 x Neil Fox
5 x Billy Boston
7 x Three Good Years
3 x Newlove - At the Centre of Rugby League
5 x One Winter
3 x Rugby's Greatest Mystery
7 x When the Lions Roared
8 x Wembley Speedway 3 books Special Offer
8 x Ippon!
7 x In this together
4 x Our Game issue 4
4 x Rugby League Back o' t' wall
5 x Our Game issue 3
9 x My Crazy Speedway World
6 x 70 Years of Reaching Forward
5 x Our Game issue 14
2 x Back numbers
5 x No Sand Dunes in Featherstone
5 x Rugby League Review No. 2
5 x Play to Win
5 x Parents and children in Prison
4 x Rugby League Annual Review 2007
5 x So close to Glory
3 x Cougars Going Up!
3 x A Westminster XIII - Paperback
3 x Our Game Issue 9
5 x Freddie Williams
3 x The King of Brilliance
3 x From Great Broughton to Great Britain
2 x Our Game issue 12
3 x A Welsh Crusade
4 x Our Game issue 2
4 x Tries & Prayers
6 x Best in the Northern Union
3 x Beyond the Heartlands
3 x Roughyeds Against all the Odds
2 x Tries and Conversions
3 x Liverpool City RLFC
2 x Soldiers' League
3 x "Come on Northern"
3 x Soldiers League
2 x Our Game issue 13
3 x The Hendon Football Club A to Z
1 x Soldiers League (Armed forces offer)
1 x The Rugby Rebellion
1 x The Glory and the Dream
1 x Calm in the Cauldron
2 x Our Game Issue 10
1 x No Helmets Required
1 x When the Cock Crowed
1 x On This Day - St Helens