Hippy Dinners: A Memoir of a Rural Childhood Hardcover – 24 Apr 2014
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"Ross’s vivid evocation of a Seventies childhood ... has great charm. Anyone who grew up in the era of Benny Hill, cheesecloth and Charlie’s Angels will find it irresistible." (Jane Shilling Daily Mail)
"Charged with delicious quirky wit and a joyful celebration of the ordinary, this is an irresistible account of a child's passage towards the adult world." (Rachel Joyce)
"Hippy Dinners is an absolute joy ... It is both sweetly moving and killingly funny." (Horatio Clare)
"Spot on and very funny about desperately wanting to be normal." (Nina Stibbe, Author of Love, Nina)
"Shot through with wit that is at once knife-sharp and full of warmth, HIPPY DINNERS recreates the fragile, half-understood world of childhood with glorious polaroid immediacy. I loved it." (Christopher Wakling)
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This is a gentle, funny story of a move to the country (North Wales) in the '70s, told from the perspective of a child who fears the hidden agenda is for the family to join a hippy commune. The story conveys the world of childhood with all its challenges and confusions with sweet, pinpoint accuracy. It is frequently hilarious, often lyrical and Abbie Ross's is a fresh, original voice. I loved this book.
occasions. Thank you Abbie for the "blast into the past" as I'm sure that everyone of the era will relate to many parts of this book.
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A great read took me back to my childhood hot summer days and growing into a teenager 😊 I recommend itPublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
A wonderfully written book. That's funny and perfectly captures childhood thoughts and feelings as well as conjuring nostalgic memories. IPublished 12 months ago by Stephanie Smith
Many of us have harboured ambitions of getting out of the big smoke and living a quieter life in the country. Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2014 by Kevin Freeburn
Interesting read especially for someone of the same vintage who lived in the same area at the timePublished on 4 Aug. 2014 by Kate