We Ain't Go No Drink, Pa

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  • Paperback
  • 291 pages
  • We Ain't Go No Drink, Pa
  • Hilda Kemp
  • English
  • 09 July 2017
  • 9781409158400

About the Author: Hilda Kemp

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We Ain't Go No Drink, PaToo Many Children Too Little Money An Abusive Father Too Drunk To Notice His Family Is Starving This Is The True Story Of A Little Girl S Struggle To Survive Against The Odds In The Slums Of 1920s South East London We Ain T Got No Drink, Pa I Trembled As I Spoke Then Somewhere Inside Me I Found The Anger, The Courage To Answer Him Back We Don T Have No Grog Cos You Drank It All I Knew He Was Going For Me Tonight, So I Reckoned I Might As Well Go Down Fighting After All.Growing Up In The Slums Of 1920s And 30s Bermondsey, Hilda Kemp S Childhood Was One Of Chaos And Fear Every Day Was Battleground, A Fight To Survive And A Fight To Be Safe.For Hilda Knew What It Was To Grow Up In Desperate Poverty To Have To Scratch Around For A Penny To Buy Bread To Feel The Seeping Cold Of A Foggy Docklands Night With Only A Thin Blanket To Cover Her To Share Her Filthy Mattress With Her Brothers And Sisters, Fighting For Space While Huddling To Keep Warm She Knew What It Was To Feel Hunger Not The Impatient Growl Of A Tummy That Has Missed A Meal Proper Hunger, The Type That Aches In Your Soul As Much As Your Belly.The Eldest Of Five Children, Hilda Was The Daughter Of A Hard Drinker And Hard Hitter As Well A Casual Dockworker By Day, A Bare Knuckle Fighter By Night And A Lousy Drunk To Boot, Her Pa Honed His Fists Down The Old Kent Road And Blackfriars, And It Was Hilda Or Her Ma Who Bore The Brunt Of Them At Home.This Is The Powerful And Moving Memoir Of Hilda S Childhood Growing Up In Dark, Filthy, Crime Ridden Bermondsey A Place Where You Knew Your Neighbours, Where You Kept Your Eyes Down And Your Ears Shut As Defence Against The Gangs At War In The Streets It S A Time When Days Were Spent Running Wild Down The Docklands, Jumping Onto Barges And Stealing Coal, Racing Through The Dank Back Streets Of East London Like Water Rats, Dodging The Milk Cart Or The Rag And Bone Man.And Out Of This Bleak Landscape Emerges A Brave, Resilient Young Girl Whose Life Is A Testament To The Power Of Love And Good Humour Moving, Dazzling And Sombre By Turns, Once Opened This Brilliant, Seductive Book Will Not Let You Rest.

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10 thoughts on “We Ain't Go No Drink, Pa

  1. Linda Guest says:

    I was given this book to read as part of the Goodreads First Reads programme I must admit that I am not a fan of the child abuse genre and I would probably not have bought this book but what a mistake that would have been It is so much than a story of domestic violence against women and children, it is an insight into social hardship in London that was typical of the between the wars era in working class society and contains a depth of details and facts that kept me enthralled Hilda Kemp grew up in the London slums in Bermondsey during the 20s, 30s and 40s, it was a hard life, poverty, illness and paternal physical abuse were all part of the everyday world It should have been a grim tale but strangely it wasn t It s full of hope, humour and Hilda s spirit shines through Ghost written by Hilda s granddaughter, who is a thoughtful and accomplished writer, the story draws you in and I couldn t put the book down once I had started to read it The inclusion of a few photographs of the main characters made them feel very real As the children grow older the war years start and I found the detailed chapters that take Hilda and her family through this horrendous time in British history were compelling as they really bring home t...

  2. Erica says:

    I struggled to finish this book but I m glad I did I was not a fan of the writing style, I found that author repeated herself many times, and often took an entire page up of where she is basically saying the same thing she wrote in the first sentence of the page That being said, Hilda Kemp s story is an intense one and I felt like ...

  3. Vicky says:

    Stunning and very moving A beautiful, yet tragic memoir A true glimpse into a world of war time poverty in London through the eyes of a child to a young woman.

  4. Jenni says:

    Awful book, too much violence in I couldnt bear it, disappointed.

  5. Coyney says:

    A very good read

  6. Maria Argent says:

    Absolutely brilliant So good I have brought another book by this author

  7. Lucy May says:

    This book was amazing I couldnt put it down and i was desperate to pick it up and read it again when i had finished because of how grasping it was The way that it was written was amazing There was a bit of swearing in the b...

  8. Sjereira says:

    touching memoir of hilda growing up in south East London slums in the 1920 s and during the second world war wasn t holding out for much from this book, thought here we gosomeone else cashing in, I was wrong, it s a very touching story of a tough childhood that so many h...

  9. Beck says:

    This book was very insightful, it drew upon stories shared with family members across generations and continents The author did a fantastic job of setting the scene and used comedy to walk us through the life and times of Hilda Kemp and her extended family.

  10. Clare Scanlan says:

    Great book, couldn t put it down Really well written, description amazing