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By Howard Spring | Comments: ( 342 ) | Date: ( Dec 12, 2019 )

Maria, born in a Cornish vicarage when Victoria s empire seemed eternal and an unalterable social order was symbolized by the manor on the hill Louisa, whose first and secret love led her at last to the manor and disaster Augusta, vain, unlucky and irresistible, who followed only and always her heart and her fancy.


  • Title: All the Day Long
  • Author: Howard Spring
  • ISBN: 9781842323243
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Howard Spring

HOWARD SPRING was an immensely popular and successful writer, who enjoyed a large following of readers from the 1940s to the 1960s and though, since his death in 1965, he has become rather neglected, his books are still worth seeking out for their terrific storytelling and the quality of the writing He was certainly painstaking and professional in his approach Every morning he would shut himself in his study and write one thousand words, steadily building up to novels of around one hundred and fifty thousand words He rarely made major alterations to his writings all completed with a dip in pen Howard Spring started out as a journalist, but from 1934 produced a series of best selling novels, the most successful of which were My Son My Son and Fame is the Spur He was born in Cardiff in 1889 in humble circumstances, one of nine children and the son of a jobbing gardener who died while Howard was still at school He left school at the age of 12 to begin work as an errand boy, later becoming an office boy at a firm of accountants in Cardiff Docks, and then a messenger at the South Wales Daily News Spring was keen to train as a reporter, and was largely self taught he spent his leisure time learning shorthand and taking evening classes, where he studied English, French, Latin, mathematics and history He mastered English grammar by studying a book on the subject by William Cobbett He worked his way up to become a reporter on the South Wales Daily News, and then in 1911 he joined the Yorkshire Observer in Bradford By 1915 he was on the Manchester Guardian proof that he was a young man with much talent Soon afterwards he was called up for the Army Service Corps, where he served as a shorthand typist After the war, he returned to the paper in Manchester and worked as a reporter on a paper that allowed journalists to write and express themselves In 1931, after reporting on a political meeting at which Lord Beaverbrook was the speaker, Beaverbrook was so impressed by Spring s piece he described the man as a pedlar of dreams that he arranged for Spring to be offered a post with the Evening Standard in London, where he eventually became a book reviewer a successor to Arnold Bennett and J.B Priestley At the same time, Spring was developing his ambition to become a full time writer He thought he could do a lot better than many of the so called authors whose books he was asked to review His first book, Darkie and Co, came out in 1932 in this period he wrote a number of children s books for his sons , followed by his first novel, Shabby Tiger September 1934 and a sequel, Rachel Rosing 1935 His first major success came in February 1938 with My Son, My Son originally titled O Absalom, but, happily, changed when William Faulkner used a similar title in the United States , and in 1939 he was able to move to Cornwall to become a full time writer he and his wife, Marion, eventually settled at The White Cottage in Fenwick Road, where they remained for the rest of their married life In 1940, his best known work, Fame is the Spur, the story of a Labour leader s rise to power, was published This is without doubt a superb novel, and probably the one book by Spring that is still being read than 40 years after his death.During the war years Spring wrote two other novels, Hard Facts 1944 and Dunkerley s 1946 , and, subsequently he published There is No Armour 1948 , The Houses in Between 1951 , A Sunset Touch 1953 , These Lovers Fled Away 1955 , Time and the Hour 1957 , All The Day Long 1959 and I Met a Lady 1961 Spring also produced three volumes of autobiography Heaven Lies About Us 1939 , In the Meantime 1942 and And Another Thing 1946 which were later published in one volume as The Autobiography 1972 His last book was Winds of the Day 1964.It is relevant to note that many of his books had Manchester settings, which led to him being referred to as The Manchester Man , and



Comments All the Day Long

  • Dorcas

    Howard Spring is a wonderful author, comparable to the likes of RF Delderfield, Diane Pearson and Margaret Kennedy. His writing awes me yet leaves me feeling somewhat subdued and in need of hot chocolate to cheer me up.The thing is, he writes so REAL. And sometimes (ok, most times) I want an escape from real. Or at least a sugar coated real. Or at least an improbable and impossibly unrealistic but happy ending. I'm weird like that.Being that this is a very long book, covering the life of one spi [...]


  • Carolyn

    Too often, when I pick up a past favourite book, I find it has lost the magic for me; I have grown and changed, and the book has not. I picked this book out of my bookcase to read again, after maybe 35 years; I could remember some of it, and some character studies, but not much more. I find myself enchanted all over again; there must be an ageless quality to it - it was an 'old' book when I first read it, and it is even further from our times now. I think its charm lies mostly in its character d [...]


  • Js229

    Page by page, Howard Spring can write well: the characters spring out, the Manchester and Cornish locations are efficiently invoked. But for a whole book the central character's passivity in seeing people come into and out of her life is just frustrating. It's like real life, no doubt, to be attached to people and then, decades later, to be attached to others, and perhaps that's the point of this epic. For a novel it's disappointing. I didn't care after a bit.


  • Cathy McGough

    I didn't want this book to ever end! It's one of those books that as soon as you are finished reading - you want to start all over again! Thank you Howard Spring!


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