This book, written by my father, is a new addition of a highly-praised local classic with a specially written foreword by me.
A View from the Alley is a delightful romp through the back streets of Luton in the early twentieth century. We see the colourful characters who dominated the scene, and pity and admire the tenacity and stoicism of the working class poor. Aubrey Darby chronicles his childhood, his sparse education, his employment from the age of eight, inviting us to enter the world where laughter and initiative overcame the worst that life could offer in the form of disease, poverty and war. As a social history this book is invaluable, as a story laced with both pathos and humour, it will linger in the memory.
Copies can be obtained from me at Darbyjudith@hotmail.co.uk £9.99 incl.P&P