Born to be Mild Paperback – 1 Mar 2006
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From the Publisher
A great book about growing up for anyone male or female but of terrific interest to anyone who spent any of their teen years in the 70s.
From the Author
Hope you like it!
Top customer reviews
I laughed out loud almost living every emotion expressed in the book.
Like many young teenage males of that era I envied the older lads with cars, sneaked a drink, a smoke and whatever else whenever the opportunity arose.
It was pure escapism back to a time when kids could play safely in the street and opinions could be openly expressed and accepted as opinions and nothing more sinister. A time when PC was an officer of the law and kids did things other than sitting (like me now) in front of a screen.
I agree with others that this may not be a literary masterpiece but I don't read masterpieces for an escapist laugh. Horses for courses and this one will run and run. It is an excellent record and insight into the mind, experience and world of teenage 1970's.
Thank you Dave Armitage for taking me back to times when the world was fun and for prompting me to remember some of the crazy things my mates and I did. We were not in Telford but our estates were just like yours, our thoughts, our desires, our dreams, likes and dislikes. Some things haven't changed though, David Cassidy is still going strong making women scream and swoon!
I am still laughing and will read and re-read this one.
Many readers who grew up in that decade will fully identify with Dunny, the main character, as he grows up in a Shropshire new town, a world of Formica work surfaces, David Cassidy posters, platform shoes and Chopper bikes.
But it's not all laughs, there's a certain pathos at work here as a grown-up Dunny looks back at the events which have shaped his life. An amusing, wry, clever book.
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