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By: Oldfeller

The Lump

Pages: 126 Ratings: 5.0
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‘The Lump’ started back in the 1950s and possibly even further back in Ireland whereby men worked many hours in tough conditions and were paid cash in hand thus avoiding payment of tax. Bricklaying was one of those trades where there was little in the way of mechanical assistance, as they either didn’t exist yet, or were expensive to hire. For example, elevators, forklift trucks and cranes. Often starting work at 6 am to have everything ready for the bricklayers to start at eight and finishing sometimes at 8 pm, it was down to the hod carriers to carry all the materials up a ladder. There were advantages to this way of life as you will see when reading this book.

As a child, Oldfeller was shy and craved love from anyone who would give it. Belittled by school tutors he became determined to grab all opportunities by the throat despite the underlying insecurity.

Customer Reviews
5.0
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6 reviews
  • Grant C Harry

    This is an excellent book about how the building trade operated during the ’60s and ’70s. The author after leaving school became an apprentice bricklayer, progressed into a first-class tradesman, and ended by starting his own very successful building company. This is an excellent book of the period explaining how many self-employed subcontractors were paid cash in hand. The author also seems to have a few amorous encounters along the way.

  • Jacqueline

    His first encounter with a young housewife got my attention, by the end i was left a quivering wreck. Wish I had met him !!

  • Jackie J

    What a life, what a man. A great read had me spellbound.

  • MR

    A very enjoyable and interesting read!

  • Anne W

    A daring read which, through leaving very little to the imagination, leaves you wanting more. The author's bold style is to be applauded (even if not without one or two raised eyebrows!), his talent commended -- it is rare that one finds a writer so able to create an experience which leaves a lasting impression on one's mind. A secret gem of a book -- although be warned: it is one which if you are reading should probably remain a secret...

  • Anne W

    A daring read which, through leaving very little to the imagination, leaves you wanting more. The author's bold style is to be applauded (even if not without one or two raised eyebrows!), his talent commended -- it is rare that one finds a writer so able to create an experience which leaves a lasting impression on one's mind. A secret gem of a book -- although be warned: it is one which if you are reading should probably remain a secret...

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