Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam
1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam

1963: A Slice of Bread and Jam


382 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: January 2017

ISBN 9781907324604

Rights: US & CA

Mirror Books (Jan 2017)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


A raw and often funny 12-month snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy's brutal young life. Moving us through his daily struggle with poverty and neglect in 1960s Manchester like it's the most natural thing in the world, Tommy lives at the heart of a large Irish family in derelict Hulme, ruled by an abusive and alcoholic father and a drunk, negligent mother. Alongside his siblings he begs for a few pennies to bring home to keep their parents from belting them, while hunting for something to eat and a little adventure along the way. Set during this single year—before his family implodes and his world changes forever—young Tommy almost falls foul of the school welfare officers, the nuns, the police—and Myra Hindley and Ian Brady

Author Biography

Tommy Rhattigan had a close call with the notorious Moors Murderers as a child. Tommy is a songwriter, author, and poet.