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5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid and engaging memoir
Bombsite and Lollipops tells the story of the author's childhood in Hackney, north-east London, in the years following the Second World War: an age of shortages, rationing, queues, power-cuts, cold and all-pervasive greyness. She grows up in a slum scarred by bomb damage, in a flat in a block with a stinking rubbish chute, but the life that she and her parents lead is way...
Published on 4 July 2011 by HL Chesworth

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1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment!
I was looking forward to reading this as I enjoy reading about the era covered by the book but there were not enough details of what was actually happening in London in the 1950s & early 1960s. It was a long boring read written by an author who went from being a spoiled brat of a child to being an ungrateful, self-centred teenager with no respite for her parents in...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 July 2014
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not a bad read if you like a bit of nostalga
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 12 Sept. 2014
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I found the storyline got very predictable.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bombsites & Lollipops, 6 Dec. 2011
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I started reading this book but i found it hard going, it was to boring for me, i thought it would be a good read as i love books to do with the war.
Not recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good. Brought back many memories, 23 Oct. 2014
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Very good. Brought back many memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely easy read, 22 July 2014
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lovely easy reading a wonderful story
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 22 Dec. 2014
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I did not find this book interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Sept. 2014
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A good review of the post ware years.
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1.0 out of 5 stars BOMBSITED AND LOLLIPOPS, 15 July 2013
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I chose this rating as I did not enjoy the book I found it very boring and could not get in to it. I wouyld not recommend this book to anyone else. Very disappointing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 3 Dec. 2014
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Not had chance to read it yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 Sept. 2014
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excellent product and service
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