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A GRAPHIC NOVEL SET IN 1920s LEITH
SELF DECEPTION LEADS TO A TRAGIC TRUTH
There have been many reminiscence and local history books that recount the lives of everyday people who lived through extraordinary times but few, if any, that tackle the subject as a graphic novel. Fallen is the first graphic novel from the Living Memory Association and depicts the life and times of people living during the 1920s in Leith.
‘In the shore there was this woman, her man had thrown her down the stairs and broken both her hips. So she was lame but she was very skilled with the sewing machine…and that’s how she made her living.’
Rose Minto speaking about Leith in the 1920s
Set over two days in 1928, this is the story of a long absent sailor’s return home to Leith to see his wife and daughter. Time and his family have moved on though. In his quest to find them he visits familiar streets and haunts but will his journey end in reunion or the realisation of a darker, long buried truth? Although a work of fiction 'Fallen' was directly inspired by the memories of people who lived in Leith and Newhaven in the interwar period. It’s a story rooted in personal experience.
About the Living Memory Association
The Living Memory Association has produced this book as part of The Memory Exchange Project supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
PUBLICATION DATE 5TH NOVEMBER 2012
Isbn: 9780955084690 PRICE: £6.99
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