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Growing up in the 70s (Funny Short Stories Book 2)

Growing up in the 70s (Funny Short Stories Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Boon , Luke Catterson , Chris Owen , Susan Jones , Bradley Edwards
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Forget what you may have seen on That 70’s Show, if you want a true idea of what it was like being a child of the seventies then ‘Growing Up in the 70’s’ is an essential read. Black Coffey Publishing has created this collection of short, entertaining stories that give the reader real insight into what was life was like during the seventies and will give any child of the seventies a warming sense of nostalgia.

The seventies weren’t just about flairs and big collars. If you remember Saturday morning meaning Tiswas on one of just three television channels, when 12p could actually buy you a portion of chips or when wrestling meant Word of Sport, Giant Haystacks and the Dynamite Kid then this collection of stories is the perfect way to bring back memories of childhood.

Whether you were 9 or 19, growing up in the seventies was certainly an experience. This was the age of glam rock, men wearing make-up and horror films that were banned before anyone ever had chance to see them. In the seventies Wagon Wheels were the still the right size, a clip ‘round the lughole didn’t mean a call to Childline and inexplicably every adult seemingly sported a moustache.

If it was a style thing we’ll never know but if you find entertainment in intelligently written literature and enjoy more than a hint of comedy in your tales then ‘Growing Up in the 70’s’ is the ideal short read for you.

Bringing together works from exciting new literary talent, Black Coffey Publishing has brought the seventies to life with captivating stories that will have you turning each page with anticipation and remembering those little details of life in the seventies that you thought you had forgotten.

You lived them once and even if you didn’t, this short read is a reflection on childhood, the golden years, the awkward teens at school or college and all the experiences we remember growing up.

Whatever the decade, there is something in Growing Up in the 70’s that will appeal to the child in all of us!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 138 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Black Coffey Publishing (31 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094VGWSU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

My collection of twenty poems has been added to my list of books. Suzy Doodling is some poetry from over the past few years that is now all in one place. Some have been published in small press magazines, and Rich is a Feeling appeared in My Weekly. Summer Holiday is the story of Alex, and what he gets up to one Summer.

My short stories can be found on Alfie dog website, and Creative Frontiers. My romantic story is one that I'm currently working on... Please leave a review if it's going to be a nice one:))

In the summer, I like to be in the garden, or walking in the Warwickshire woodlands with husband Alan. Otherwise, I like swimming, and reading.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected. 6 Jan 2013
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I bought this book after thoroughly enjoying Julie Taylor's two books, 1970's The Retro years ( both excellent by the way). Having read those two books it came up as one of my recommendations so as I was well down my memory lane stroll I decided to give it a go, I have to say it is not what I expected.
Rather than being something that would evoke memories of this era it is just a collection of short stories that coincidentally seem to be set in this decade, there is very little in the way of memory jogging, descriptions of clothing, meals, games, music etc, just the odd phrase here and there.
I have not yet finished the book, I have read the first two stories and started the third. The first two, written by men, obviously have a very strong male emphasis and the first one is by far the most amusing. The second one, apart from references to members of the Welsh Rugby team at the time the story was set could have taken place in any decade. The author described a teenage party but there was no reference to the music playing or the fashions being worn and to me this was a whole missed opportunity to create a 70's vibe.
Perhaps I am just saturated with 70's memories at the moment and this book isn't adding to them. Taken out of context the stories are okay and mildly amusing but I think I will be putting it down for a while and picking it up at a
later date.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Growing Up in the 70s 24 Jun 2013
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As a child of the 70s it brought back many happy memories. It is easy to read and I finished it in an evening. Enjoyable for those of us of a certain age.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Growing up in the seventies 1 Feb 2013
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First story was good the rest were just lists of things in the seventies not very funny i was dissapointed
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK 11 Aug 2013
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I can't tell you this was a riveting read, but there were a few things I recognised, like some of the appalling tastes in fashion, and certain types of music. One of my favourite periods in music was the Seventies' decade. Sadly, I can't describe this as 'funny'!
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i love it
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