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A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams

£2.49

Product description

Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough, and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down on the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, unable to read or write, he embarked on an extraordinary journey and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionare.
Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he and his family were forced out of their beautiful home.

With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down to the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost?

Item details

Author(s):
Jeff Pearce
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Penguin Books

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

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About this item

Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough, and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down on the markets. Leaving school at the age of fourteen, unable to read or write, he embarked on an extraordinary journey and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionare.
Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he and his family were forced out of their beautiful home.

With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down to the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost?

Author(s):
Jeff Pearce
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Penguin Books

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