This classic piece of working-class literature is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. With grim humour and pitiless realism Tressell reveals the lives and harts of his mates, their opinions of their betters, their political views, and their attitude toward Socialism. Edited by Jessie Pope, who was handed the manuscript by a friend and the daughter of Tressell after her father s death, this book is a fascinating read for any social historian. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.