The Boyhood of Burglar Bill Paperback – 6 Mar 2008
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An exceptional piece of writing . . . comic, poignant and true. Anyone will be enriched by reading it (Sunday Times)
Affectionately downbeat . . . this artfully informal story has something for everyone (Nicholas Tucker Independent)
This is simply great writing, for boys or anyone else (Brandon Robshaw Independent)
About the Author
Allan Ahlberg, former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and gravedigger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over a hundred children's books and is the author of the prize-winning Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman. He has also written prize-winning fiction and poems for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.
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It is a real pleasure when you can see where some of the larger than life characters come from in his childrens books.
Buy this book and you will get a smile on your face.
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.
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