The opening lines of One Spring.

“Semper in Mira. Solum Profundum Variat.”
“Eh.”
“Always in the shit. Only the depth varies.”
“What language is that?”
“Latin.”
“A dead language. That's just about right for you.”
“Rubbish. What language do you think they speak in Latin America?”
There were six of them in the Horse and Jockey for their regular Friday lunch time drink. Keith, the latest addition to Wilkinson's Drawing Office, was sat between Charlie, the office comedian, and Yorky, the man from Mytholmroyd, looking very miserable.
“Have you heard what's happened on that job he's been working on for ages?” said Charlie with a big smile on his face. “They 've just run an armoured cable from the Sub-Station to the Refinery and it won't reach the main fuse-board.”
“It's only ten foot short” muttered Keith forlornly.
“Aye, but it still won't reach.”

One Spring is the sequel to Geoff Lee's best-selling debut novel, One Winter. Set once again in the fictional south Lancashire town of Ashurst which is 'close' to St Helens, Wigan, Leigh, Earlestown and Warrington in the years 1972 to 1976. One Spring is a vivid and humourous account of working class life at home, work and play.

"One Spring is as amusing and compelling as One Winter although a little more far fetched. That however is not a criticism. It just adds to the appeal of a very entertaining book." - Huddersfield Daily Examiner

"Lee's prose envelopes the reader in a comforting warm glow of nostalgia. He has a sharp eye for characters and an even sharper ear for dialogue." - Yorkshire Evening Post.



return home