‘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 fromsome 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.’