Life Without Armour
Out-of-print for many years, and republished in this new edition, this is the autobiography of the formative years of one of England's finest writers ... Show synopsis Out-of-print for many years, and republished in this new edition, this is the autobiography of the formative years of one of England's finest writers. Allan Sillitoe has been critically acclaimed for his many novels and short stories, including the bestsellers Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the LongDistance Runner. Sillitoe's early years of council-house penury in Nottingham, followed by evacuation, life in the army, tuberculosis, his rebirth as a polemical angry young man, and the publication of his first books are told with emotion and dexerity. The strong sense of place, whether the Malayan jungle or seedy post-war England, is vivid and enduring, and the story of his life is told in a masterful and poignant yet unsentimental prose. Sillitoe was described by the Observer as a master storyteller, and this is the evocative and memorable story of the physical and mental coming of age of one of England's finest and most enduring authors.