In this 1989 book, Sid Manville reminisces about his Brighton boyhood between the wars. This first-person account of growing up as one of ten children in Bear Road is a valuable insight into working class family life in Brighton in the 1920s and 30s.

Sid recalls local traders and characters, attending Coombe Road School in 1918, his childhood games and holidays spent at the Racecourse and on the Sussex Downs.

This book is currently out of print, but you can download a PDF of the original text of Everything Seems Smaller by clicking here.

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This book the companion-piece to Sid’s Our Small Corner,  also available as a pay-what-you-like download from our website.