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Townies Townies is the sequel to Robert Hunt s memoir Corner Boys and takes us back to the mean streets and schools of St John s in the s and s This is a coming of age story about the friendships betw

  • Title: Townies
  • Author: RobertHunt
  • ISBN: 9781771173773
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Townies is the sequel to Robert Hunt s memoir Corner Boys and takes us back to the mean streets and schools of St John s in the 1950s and 1960s This is a coming of age story about the friendships between young Robert and his fellow students of Holy Cross School, who often lived in fear of punishment from the Irish Christian Brothers who taught them Poverty and iron Townies is the sequel to Robert Hunt s memoir Corner Boys and takes us back to the mean streets and schools of St John s in the 1950s and 1960s This is a coming of age story about the friendships between young Robert and his fellow students of Holy Cross School, who often lived in fear of punishment from the Irish Christian Brothers who taught them Poverty and iron fisted authority ruled supreme in the lives of the boys from Brazil Street, and the pleasures they knew were simple and fleeting With a complement of interviews with his former Holy Cross schoolmates, Robert Hunt paints a picture of days gone by that are funny and nostalgic for some, while painful and haunting for others.

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    1. Harold on said:

      Interesting, especially for someone born and reared in downtown St. John's, Newfoundland during the 1950s and 1960s. Explores some of the brutality the Irish Christian Brother inflicted on school children.

    2. Linda on said:

      This book was recommended to me by a friend about the community that she and her husband grew up in in Newfoundland. It was a very hard book to read - emotionally. I suspect the experiences of the boys in this book are not all that uncommon in other rural or seaside small towns, especially those attending catholic or other boarding schools. Nonetheless, it was tough to think that my friend may have been shaped, in part, by very similar experiences. I also was not particularly fond of the author' [...]

    3. Virginia Middleton on said:

      A decent read overall. The beginning had my attention more than the latter part of the book. Towards the end, it felt like there were so many names being mentioned and it became difficult to keep track of who was who. I understand the purpose of the book and the importance to give everyone a voice I just felt like I was getting trapped in the weeds and too much detail.Would still recommend it if you're curious to know more about the time frame of the book and want to know more about what it was [...]

    4. Courtney Herondale on said:

      this was an sweet authentic book. it was an easy read. though it was hard to grasp how sinister and evil the religion based education system was back then. bravo to those who fought back. was def worth picking up.

    5. Donna on said:

      At times hard to read because of the cruelty these children endured.

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