Whisky with Mother
Whisky with Mother is Ian Davidson’s fourth book about love, life and literature in Broughton Mills. Its focus is the end of the 1970s, an uneasy decade which ends in a great upheaval.
Mummy has left home. ‘If I stay here much longer, I’ll kill somebody,’ she cried. ‘And it might be me.’ Thus she fulfilled David Hannah’s prophecy that she was like a bird of paradise in a hen-hut. ‘One day,’ he said, ‘she’ll find t’pop-hole oppen and she’ll flee away.’ And so she had and so she did. And so, while Mrs Thatcher reorganises the country, Grandma, glass in hand, takes control of the family.
Long House Books
Paperback; 215 x 140