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I had a shaker maker too!,
This review is from: Where Did it All Go Right?: Growing Up Normal in the 70s (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book a lot. I'm close in age to the author (born 1965) and he reminded me of so many great things I'd forgotten about - particularly shaker makers and dracula ice lollies (dark ice on the outside, red goo in the middle). The book was funny and engaging throughout. I spent most of my childhood 'down the field' too. One negative point is I don't like books which have loads of footnotes, because you constantly have to go back and forward between the text and the footnotes. This was a bit irritating but I can see why he did it that way - the adult Andrew filling in the detail behind his childhood diary entries. How many people like me now wish they'd kept diaries of their ordinary 1970s childhoods. A good fun read. Recommended.