Hard Work and No Consideration: 51 Years as a Carpenter-Joiner 1917-1968.
Brighton: QueenSpark Books, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Octavo, pp. 136, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good. Item #21921
Brightonian Albert Paul left school at the age of 14 and began work as a carpenter, rising from the position of apprentice to that of master craftsman. Albert remained in his job throughout his life, in an era when people usually continued to work for one employer throughout their working lives. This book vividly describes how he supported his family during his working life as a carpenter/joiner in Brighton from 1917 to 1968, through the harsh recession of the 1920s, the Second World War and postwar period, working on the Regent Ballroom and other Brighton landmarks. His autobiography demonstrates his hard work and commitment throughout his career, which lasted fifty-one years. A wonderful read.