Brian W. Lavery – The Luckiest Thirteen

We are proud to launch Brian W. Lavery‘s The Luckiest Thirteen, a companion to our bestelling The Headscarf Revolutionaries

Headscarf educated me, enticed me and brought back many a memory of my grandparents. Beautiful read.’ Gemma Oaten
The early word on The Luckiest Thirteen from some of Hull’s finest writers:

‘It’s bloody brilliant. An emotional story captured beautifully. Go buy it!’ – Vicky Foster
‘An epic tale of bravery & loss told with an unerring eye for detail & a boatload of compassion. Buy this brilliant book.’ –  Russ Litten 
‘Brian W Lavery brings a journalist’s eye for detail to a superbly realised tale of courage, loss and exceptional bravery. The Luckiest Thirteen is an important book, powerful, heartbreaking and triumphant.’ – David Mark
‘With the novelist’s eye for drama and the historian’s eye for detail, no one writes Hull’s recent history like Brian Lavery.’ – Nick Quantrill

A true-life drama of an intense battle for survival on the high seas.

Complete with 16 pages of dramatic and poignant photographs from the period.
Foreword by Alan Johnson.  ‘Brian W Lavery’s deep knowledge and understanding of the men of the Hessle Road community who fished – and the incredibly strong women who waited, worked and grieved – has been
displayed in The Headscarf Revolutionaries. Now he tells a different story, one as gripping as any I heard during my twenty years representing what is now the ex-fishing community of west Hull. It’s told with eloquence and empathy, displaying again the filmic quality that makes Brian W Lavery’s writing so special.’

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