None of the Cadillacs was Pink
Subtitle :::::::::: Winners for November 2009 :::::::::::
By William Bedford
Published by Solidus
Category Short Stories
This book brings together a selection of William Bedfordâ€™s finest short stories and non-fiction, exploring the experiences behind his first two novels: Happiland and All Shook Up..
William Bedford left school at fifteen to work on the English east coast fish docks and fairgrounds. He trained as a journalist, and eventually left Lincolnshire, working as a Lloyds Broker before becoming an academic and writer. His own extraordinary life informs and illuminates these stories.
â€˜An entertaining as well as a profound book. I was totally absorbed by its feeling of truth and wholenessâ€™ Alan Sillitoe
â€˜Both unmannered and powerful, a rare and potent combination.â€™ Jim Crace
â€˜One of the finest poets and writers of our generation.â€™ Karen Maitland
An excellent evocation of time and place.
An excellent read: inviting recollection and reflection.
I have always admired his writing - this is another superb offering.
Let there be many more.
More like this are a must!
Evocative of a time so familiar to those from that era, very readable.
Wonderfully atmospheric - the essays give a fantastic feeling for the 50s and what it was like growing up in those days. The stories have a wonderful humanity about them.