- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 482 KB
- Print Length: 67 pages
- Publisher: Spurwing (6 Mar. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UDHAP5A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 137 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,063 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Well done to you for writing this and awakening memories of my childhood, I wish the freedom we had was still here!
The way the memories are set out under different headings is an inspired idea as it shows a clever but simple, ordered and effective method which any one of us might use to record our own precious recollections for the benefit of generations to come. Absolutely brilliant! I loved it!
The author looks with the eyes of a child, quite rightly starting with school dinners, for food is children's main preoccupation, as anyone will tell you, and she also has periods of reflection when she observes through her adult eyes.
I particularly enjoyed reading about Miss Heaps, the rather formidable piano teacher, and how she managed to get a hundred per cent pass rate by ridding herself of the weaker pupils - a practice not generally encouraged today!
How times have changed we think as we read about liberty bodices, pens being dipped into ink bottles at school, 'Listen with Mother' on the wireless, pre-decimal money and the early days of the NHS, but we also realise that some things never change when we read the delightful descriptions of children playing with whatever comes to hand (the Geiger counter!) and having fun whatever the circumstances.
Cathy has described an ordinary childhood in 'Cabbage and Semolina', and in doing so, has made it extra-ordinary.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this as I was born in 1957 so brought back lots of memories some funny some not so good.Of to read some more from the author.Published 1 month ago by Mrs R robley
I couldn't put this down and read start to finish it's a real trip down memory lane and could just as easily be my memoirs I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend itPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5* for giving me a quick yet insightful look into the author's memories of the 50's. Just love this sort of historyPublished 3 months ago by Rachael Marsh
I really enjoyed reading Cathy Murray's book.
I found it amusing that despite being born two generations later, there were several similarities in our upbringing. Read more
Being also born in the fifties, i was attracted by the notion of seeing if anyone else had similar memories. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mrs barbara prayag