Uncle Freddie and the Prince of Wales

Uncle Freddie and the Prince of Wales

by Alex Ferguson

A new collection of short stories from the acclaimed South Shields writer Alex Ferguson, again focussing on the author's part-real part-mythical Uncle Freddie, and again located in the Jarrow of the 1930s where the author grew up.

Ferguson's writing is a unique amalgam of the starkly real - the terrible poverty of wartime Tyneside, and the surreally imaginative - meeting such famous characters as the Prince of Wales or Joe Stalin upstairs on a no.38 bus en route to Hebburn.

In 2004, IRON Press published Ferguson's story collection The Pineapple King of Jarrow, which rapidly sold out. That work was dramatised by the award-winning BBC Radio Four producer Melanie Harris, who is again planning to dramatise the new collection, this time for the stage with her own successful indie production company.

ISBN: 978-0-955245-08-4
Price £10.00
Published in March 2010

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