A life on the cut

Black Country Bugle - - YOUR LETTERS -

JIM James was born on the canal in the 1940s dur­ing a time where there was still com­mer­cial car­ry­ing.

He couldn’t read or write or add up hav­ing had lit­tle or no school­ing. At 18 he was called up into the army and posted to Ger­many. Af­ter five years he re­turned to a dif­fer­ent world to the one he had left.

There was no trade on the canal, his par­ents lived in a house with the boats tied up and half sunk.

In this new book, Jim tells his own story of how he man­aged to over­come these dif­fi­cul­ties, have a fam­ily, and a job where he didn’t have to read or write. Pa­per­back £9.99 p&p £2.50

Colin Sid­away, www. sid­aways­bostin­books. com

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