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A Sheffield Boy
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This title gives an intriguing insight into a Sheffield which has long since disappeared. Author and successful writer/journalist Keith Farnsworth tells his own story of a life in Sheffield after the Second World War, from the heart with humour and honesty. An absorbing essay in autobiography from the pen of one of South Yorkshire's leading historians and football writers, "A Sheffield Boy" is representative of an entire generation, an intriguing insight into a Sheffield which has long since disappeared. Essentially, though, it captures one man's memories of growing up in the East End/Pitsmoor and Woodside districts in the 1940s and 1950s, as he recalls the trials and triumphs of an eventful and often traumatic journey through boyhood and adolescence. Keith Farnsworth writes from the heart with the humour and honesty of an inverterate romantic who, despite a background and circumstances which were often far from ideal, finally achieved success and fulfilment as a writer and journalist after spells as a trainee scale mechanic, junior clerk, boy soldier, hotel porter, salesman and a succession of other jobs. Whether recalling his grandfather's mysterious disapperance at sea, the injustice of being expelled from school, life in a lodging house, or the many Sheffield characters he met along the way, "A Sheffield Boy" tells a colourful and entertaining tale of life in this great city after the Second World War.
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Keith Farnsworth was born in Sheffield in May 1938 and spent the first ten years of his working life in a variety of jobs before becoming a newspaperman when he joined the Morning Telegraph at the age of 25. He was the paper's sports editor from January 1971 to August 1976, and later edited Quality, the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce journal, for eight years, A freelance since 1985, among his best-known works are Sheffield Wednesday: A Complete Record 1867-1987, Sheffield Football: A History (two volumes) and Wednesday Every Day of the Week. Since 1988 he has covered football for the Daily Telegraph. Keith and his wife. Linda, live at Grenside..

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Keith Farnsworth was born in Sheffield in May 1938 and spent the first ten years of his working life in a variety of jobs before becoming a newspaperman when he joined the Morning Telegraph at the age of 25. He was the paper's sports editor from January 1971 to August 1976, and later edited Quality, the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce journal, for eight years, A freelance since 1985, among his best-known works are Sheffield Wednesday: A Complete Record 1867-1987, Sheffield Football: A History (two volumes) and Wednesday Every Day of the Week. Since 1988 he has covered football for the Daily Telegraph. Keith and his wife. Linda, live at Grenside..

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