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The Town That Was Murdered

Wilkinson, Ellen


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'The Town That Was Murdered - The Life Story Of Jarrow' by Ellen Wilkinson. 287pp. 1st Edition. Hardback, no dust jacket. Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1939 - 'Left Book Club Editon'. 13.5cm W x 20cm H. Political history of Jarrow, focusing on mining, ship yards, steelworks and the Jarrow Hunger Marches. Red paper covered boards with black lettering. Condition: Good. All pages present; No tears; No marking or annotating; Corners a little rubbed; 1" long split on the spine, now glued. Scarce title.

"...There was no work. No one had a job, except a few railwaymen, officials, the workers in the co-operative stores, and the few clerks and craftsmen who went out of the town to their jobs each day. The unemployment rate was over 80 per cent..."

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