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The Resource King's Cross kid : a London childhood between the wars, Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud

King's Cross kid : a London childhood between the wars, Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud

Label
King's Cross kid : a London childhood between the wars
Title
King's Cross kid
Title remainder
a London childhood between the wars
Statement of responsibility
Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An entertaining prequel to Gregg's bestselling memoir }Rifleman{, this is a classic account of a London working class childhood and youth in the 1920s and 1930s. Tells of time in a home for destitute children, life in a street gang and the hard effort of trying to overcome poverty, until Gregg joined the army in 1935.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1919-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregg, Victor
Dewey number
  • 942.142083092
  • 942.1'42'083'092
  • 942.142083
  • 942.142083
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA676.8
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stroud, Rick
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  • Gregg, Victor
  • Memoirs
  • London, Greater London
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Biography
Summary expansion
Ninety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. King's Cross Kid follows his London childhood from the age of five, when life was so hard that the Salvation Army arranged for young Vic to be taken to the Shaftesbury Home for Destitute Children. Home again a year later, the scallywag years of late childhood began. Then, after the years of street gangs and run-ins with the law, Vic leaves school at fourteen and his real adventures start, and with them a working-class apprenticeship in survival. Ending with his enlistment in the army on the day of his eighteenth birthday, this prequel to the bestselling Rifleman will appeal to the many readers who were charmed by Victor Gregg's engaging, honest and warm voice
Label
King's Cross kid : a London childhood between the wars, Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0020892391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408840504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
King's Cross kid : a London childhood between the wars, Victor Gregg with Rick Stroud
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0020892391
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408840504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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