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5.0 out of 5 stars my memory - a short introduction, 7 Oct 2012
This review is from: Memory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
I used to ask my grandma how different things were when she was young and she told me about the time when there were no buses and i was hugely amazed that anybody could be so old and the world could ever be so old and i thought that i would never get old and have tales to tell about a world where there was no such thing as yoghourt or supermarkets or mobile phones and how we all seemed to get on without them and the world was no more or less of a mystery and how there were no Starbucks and the shops would close on wednesday afternoon and everything was shut on sunday and how the town was so quiet and how one day my dad drove us up to london and we parked the car outside Old Scotland Yard and there were no meters, no traffic wardens and no yellow lines and all that then - i thought that i would never get old and have tales to tell and be sad at how it had all gone that i would never get old but now i am telling you like i would explain to myself as a little child at my knee that i sat down at the table and told about how i used to run out into the street when i heard the clatter of the rag and bone mans wooden cart wheels in the street and heard the clanging of the handbell and the cry `any old iron, any old iron' and the horse pulled up and fed from his hessian bag and the man in the big coat took the broken metal things my mother had given me and he gave me a small blue plastic rocket thing that you could throw at the ground and the explosive cap inside went off and it jumped up high in the air and there were men that delivered the groceries and a baker with a big wicker basket of loaves who used to come to the door and one day my brother didn't come home and my mother said he was dead of a kidney disease except she didn't have to tell me i just knew like children do and as i got older and found out about the pain that makes the world go round i knew that was where i found myself in a foul rag and bone shop and a raving slut was keeping the till
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