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Not for kids.....,
This review is from: Goalkeeper's Revenge (Hardcover)
..for adults too.On the face of it, this is just a collection of well outdated short stories about kids adventures, getting into scrapes & roaming the streets. In reality, it is a pleasure to re-read this after a score of years.Charming, funny , dark & uplifting, they read as well for adults ,as they did when i was young.Bill Naughton is probably more famous for "Alfie", but his skill & humor makes the book sparkle. Though set during the early part of the 20th Century, the topics are perennial& include Theft, Atempted Murder, Death, revenge & love. Buy it for the kids an alternative to production line Potter & his cronies, but read it for yourself before the kids get into it! Truly exceptional.