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The People of Providence free pdf Over a period of eighteen months in the early 1980s, Tony Parker interviewed the residents of a housing estate in South London. He succeeded in getting a wide assortment of personalities to talk freely - a vagrant, two policemen, an oft-convicted fence and mother of five, a pro-flogging magistrate, a local doctor and a 75-year-old widower, who spent an hour or two a week in bed with any of a dozen women he had met at church. The interviews are continuously surprising, and prove that extraordinary stories, insight and articulacy are to be found in the most ordinary of places. Tony Parker recorded these individuals so faithfully that you feel you can hear their voices. Together they create a human symphony of the everyday, in all its courageous diversity.

About Tony Parker

Tony Parker (1923-1996) was born and educated in Stockport, the son of a bookseller. A pacifist, he was a conscientious objector in the Second World War and worked underground in a coalmine for 18 months before being discharged on medical grounds. Almost by chance he began writing books of a documentary nature, based on tape recorded interviews. It was a technique he pioneered and made his own, and which was once described by the Times Literary Supplement as "the one genuine new art form of the past decade." His first book The Courage of His Convictions was published in 1962. Subsequently single mothers, IRA terrorists and soldiers were all the subject of his interest at one time or another. Two of his books provided material for television drama documentaries. He died in Suffolk in 1996, leaving a wife and five children.

Details Book

Author : Tony Parker
Publisher : Eland Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 31 July 2012
ISBN : 190601194X
EAN : 9781906011949
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 392 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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