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Kings Cross Kid: A Childhood Between the Wars Rick Stroud

Kings Cross Kid: A Childhood Between the Wars

Rick Stroud

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ISBN : 9781408840511
Paperback
256 pages
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Ninety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. Kings 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 forMoreNinety-three-year-old Victor Gregg has had a rich and fascinating life. Kings 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 Greggs engaging, honest and warm voice.