BOOK REVIEW / Recent paperbacks: Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood: Vintage, pounds 5.99

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Steinbeck did it for California; Greenwood for Lancashire. In this Depression-era classic first published in 1933, Harry and Sally Hardcastle, brother and sister in a small Northern town, fight to keep true to themselves and off the dole queue. A moving story that manages to be both a social document and a real novel.