by Alex Ferguson
A new collection of short stories from the acclaimed South Shields writer Alex Ferguson, again focussing on the author's part-real part-mythical Uncle Freddie, and again located in the Jarrow of the 1930s where the author grew up.
Ferguson's writing is a unique amalgam of the starkly real - the terrible poverty of wartime Tyneside, and the surreally imaginative - meeting such famous characters as the Prince of Wales or Joe Stalin upstairs on a no.38 bus en route to Hebburn.
In 2004, IRON Press published Ferguson's story collection The Pineapple King of Jarrow, which rapidly sold out. That work was dramatised by the award-winning BBC Radio Four producer Melanie Harris, who is again planning to dramatise the new collection, this time for the stage with her own successful indie production company.
Published in March 2010
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