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1950's Nostaglic tale,
This review is from: The Boyhood of Burglar Bill (Paperback)
My first book by Allan Alhberg and didnt really know what to expect from this childrens author. Previous books include Burgular Bill as a charactor and I wasnt sure if I was reading from the authors imagination or an autobiographical piece. Times online reviews this book as the 2nd installment of Allans autobiography for readers age 9+.
From the Midlands myself I enjoyed the local descriptions of places I know but as the mother of a 9 year old girl I think she would find the football story boring and the reminiscing of olden days dull. For me I found a lot that made me smile and anyone growing up in the 1950's would enjoy this trip down memory lane. The coronation cup gives a bunch of under 12's who didnt make the school team an opportunity to form The Malt Shovel Rovers, what a great name, and complete against all the odds. Would love to know if this really happened. Told from the childs point of view didnt really get gritty enough for me, just wetted my appetite.