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Alan Sillitoe

Direct Action (SWF): Vol 2, #05 (May 1962)

Volume 2, Issue #5 of Direct Action, with articles on May Day, an advert for a Committee of 100 meeting featuring Alan Sillitoe among others, the rank and file vs the bureaucracy inside the National Union of Seamen, industrial news and Irish electricians striking against a "time and motion"-style work study scheme.

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ALAN SILLITOE, born in Nottingham 1928, started work at Raleigh’s cycle factory 1942. He is the author of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1958, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner 1959, The General 1960, The Rats 1960, Key to the Door 1961, and The Ragman’s Daughter 1963. David Brett’s stage adaptation of his first book opens at the Nottingham Playhouse this month.