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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Childhood

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

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Childhood

20th Century Extracts

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In this autobiography, Jane, who lives with her Gran, has recently started at Northgate Grammar School for Girls in 1952.

 

Home Time

The wind rushed past my ears blotting out all other sounds. Shops and houses flew by, blurring into one long shape at either side of my vision. There was a group of Northgate boys ahead in their black and red uniforms. I had to overtake them. It was a race, though they didn’t know it.

The wind threatened to lift my beret off my head. I held the handlebars with one hand and shoved it down lower over my fringe. My blue and green scarf streamed out behind me. I clicked the three-speed and pedalled faster. I was impressive. I was sure people on the pavement were watching me admiringly as I sped along. I took one hand off the handlebars again and shifted the weight of my satchel from the middle of my back to my shoulders. I had homework to do.

That was impressive too. It impressed me. We never had homework at Cliff Lane. The street lights were coming on, piercing the dusk with pools of white. Past the bakery in Caudwell Hall Road, that emitted a band of warm yeast smell in the mornings that was a delight to cycle through. They bought...


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