Glory & The Shame by Harry Bowling
This is a vivid portrayal of a hard-working community struggling to rebuild their lives in the post-war era. On the night of Saturday 10th May 1941, amidst the horror of the devastation caused by enemy bombers, Joe Carey and Charlie Duggan risked their lives to save people trapped in an air-raid shelter. Despite their efforts, six men and women died. It's now 1947 and the inhabitants of Totterdown Street are trying to rebuild their lives. The post-war years are proving to be difficult and, already faced with a violent factory strike, the close-knit inhabitants of the street must also cope with news which not only exposes the glory of the past but the shame as well. This is a heartwarming and compelling story of a community in its finest and yet darkest hour, in which most, but not all, behaved heroically.
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