This 1994 autobiography is the sequel to Sid Manville’s Everything Seems Smaller. It recalls memories of friends, neighbours and relatives who made up the ‘small corner’ of Sid’s neighbourhood in Bear Road in Brighton in the Twenties and Thirties.

Sid writes with much affection and humour, although he doesn’t forget that this era was also a time of great hardship for working class people. His own mother and father struggled to bring up a large family at a time when it was considered fortunate to have any kind of job, no matter how poorly paid. Sid’s memories include cinema-going, schooldays and shops and shopkeepers around Bear Road and Elm Grove.

This book is currently out of print, but you can download a PDF of the original text of Our Small Corner by clicking here.

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