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By Howard Spring | Comments: ( 183 ) | Date: ( Dec 12, 2019 )

This was one of Howard Spring s earlier novels, and it is probably the one that first shows his great feeling for Manchester, with the adventures of the likes of Nick Faunt, an artist Anna Fitzgerald Charlie Piggy White and it marks the introduction of Rachel Rosing, who, of course, became the main character in the sequel.


  • Title: Shabby Tiger
  • Author: Howard Spring
  • ISBN: 9780006133056
  • Page: 324
  • 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 Shabby Tiger

  • Cathy McGough

    Must've been quite controversial at the time of publication - Howard Spring's rich characters and story lines never fail me - and this was an excellent read from cover to cover!


  • Simon

    A true tale of Manchester. Gosh it made me nostalgic for my own three years there living among artists and musicians. I liked a drink back then and knew the pubs of the 80s in the way that Nick and Anna and Rachel and Piggy knew the pubs of the 30s. I was there in the in between bit when they didn't have trams. It's a good novel, in some ways a great novel but by gosh it's a novel that makes you want to read it. In fact I'm tempted to get on a train to near Chester and to travel the route of the [...]


  • Mackenzie Brown

    This was the great Howard Spring’s first novel first published in 1934. Here was a writer clearly still developing his style, but despite this, the book stands up on its own as a novel of incredible work from the man I always considered to be the Northern Dickens. The characters are clearly taken from the streets of Manchester, where Spring worked as a reported for the Manchester Guardian, even though he was born in Cardiff and eventually lived in Cornwall as his fame grew.I can imagine that t [...]


  • Mary

    I have decided to read more books based around my local area. Manchester, Lancashire, the North West, etc. This book is a favourite of my mum's and one I've been seeing on the shelves forever. It was about time I read it.The tale starts with Anna, a maid, running away from her job. She meets up with Nick, an artist, and their story is told. It incorporates many other characters, all of whom added interest for me. The cast spans the Manchester classes from just above the very bottom to the top. W [...]


  • Barbara

    Re-reading my way through all the Howard Spring novels, starting with this, his first one, written in 1934. Although it seems rather dated at the beginning, and slightly "overwritten" for today's tastes, all the ingredients are there which made his later novels masterpieces: good, well-told stories, superb characterisation, compassion, humour, sorrow, and the understanding of the sufferings of the "little people" at the bottom of the pile.


  • Sandra

    One star for remembrance, the rest because it's a bloody good story, fresh as when it was written in 1934. Been on my bookshelves so long the writing on the spine had faded to nothing and consequently I forgot I had it, but immediately I began reading I was transported back to my teens. And, hallelujah, I've the sequel still to read.


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