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Publisher Description

The poor boy who made his fortune . . . not just once but twice.

Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a post-war Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets.

Leaving school at the age of fourteen, he embarked on an extraordinary journey, and found himself, before the age of thirty, a millionaire.

Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and children were forced out of their beautiful home . . .

With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost?

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches . . .


'An inspirational tale of hard work and determination' 5* Reader review

'I just loved this book from the first chapter - I was gripped' 5* Reader review

January 20
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Bobwilf ,

A book you need to read!

I was so blessed by this book. Simplistic, yet undeniably a guy with an honest heart, of which he writes from. Being bought up in the same era and county as him, I could relate to all of his trials, up and downs, and the occasional curve ball that life throws at us.

Some people would like to meet the Pope, Dali Larma, Nelson Mendala....I would like to meet Jeff. He truly is inspirational!

Bob Barker

bazzabenson ,

A Pocketful of Hopes & Dreams

An absolutely fascinating book, found it difficult to put down. If you are a dreamer, this book is a must read. Extremely inspiring. Well worth the money.

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