Join us at Morpeth Library to meet Pip Fallow, author of 'Dragged Up Proppa' a story of growing up working class in a forgotten England.

Pip Fallow was born in the coal-miner’s cottage where his family of eight lived, in a village near Durham. Pip was destined to join his father and brothers down the pit, but the closure of his village’s mine in the 1980s saw him at the back of the dole queue like the rest. This is Pip’s story of being ‘dragged up proppa’, living by his wits, working and travelling the world before finally settling a few miles from where he grew up.

A lot has been written about the red wall in recent years, but Pip Fallow has lived it.  This is his account of some of the most important issues affecting Britain today; from levelling-up and the north-south divide; to social mobility and class; and the devastating social upheaval caused by decades of deindustrialization and government neglect, showing how broken promises of the past impact his village and the politics of today.

Tickets: £5

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This event is in partnership with Northumberland Libraries.

Copies of the book will be on sale for signing by the author.

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