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Steady Past Your Granny's (Nostalgedy Collections Book 1) by [Whiteland, Philip]
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3.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in Nostalgedy Collections (4 Book Series)

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  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 55 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RJ9D8K
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
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I found this a delightful book which took me back over the years. The author recalls his childhood days as a baby boomer and what it was like for him growing up in Burton on Trent. When I had finished reading the book it stayed with me (and does still) because it had me recalling long forgotten memories of my own childhood. Times which our own children and grandchildren will never see because fear has overtaken us and we do not let them out of sight. Gone are the days of friends disappearing for the entire day with the obligatory bottle of pop and jam sandwiches, making dens in the park and living in an innocent and imaginery world where bikes and scooters became our horses for the day. So, thank you, Philip Whiteland - not only did you give me a book, you also gave me a great big pocketful of my own, long forgotten, memories. I look forward to your next book which I hope will be with us soon.
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I'm well over a decade younger than the author and grew up in Canada but it's amazing how many of his stories I can completely relate to! Philip Whiteland's sense of humour and uncanny ability to see and share the ridiculous made me both chuckle and laugh out loud.
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Made me smile in parts as I could remember being in the same situations. The local parts were less interesting to me as I didn't know them.
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I enjoyed reading this series of stories of growing up in England. It wasn't very like my childhood, but still close enough to make me smile quite a lot. Philip's stories are gently amusing and nostalgic rather than riotiously funny, but still well worth reading. He has a gift for seeing the funny side of ordinary and everyday events and poking a bit of gentle fun at them - and specially at himself. His family come in for a bit of the fun-poking as well. He is good at picking out those little quirks that every family has and making them into an amusing story.
I recommend this for some gentle undemanding fun - maybe over a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. You couldn't get much more english than that...
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Side effects of reading this book may include frequent chuckling and occasional guffawing - at least that's the effect it had on me. I do like a book that actually makes me physically laugh.

The book is a collection of reminiscences of English boyhood during the fifties/sixties, one or two amusing short stories and some curmudgeonly reflections on growing older and modern life. The book doesn't really have a point, mainly it's an enjoyable meandering memoir of a different time and place with some sharp observations thrown in. The stories have an English sensibility (that gentle British humour I alluded to) but I think that the stories will have universal appeal to anyone of the baby boomer generation.

If you are waiting to see the dentist this would be the ideal book to cheer you up.
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Steady Past Your Granny's - a fun trip down memory lane.

While in some ways this book is an important piece of social history, this particular trip into the recent past is full of humour.
The author takes us on a jaunt through his early years. His self-deprecating outlook on life is refreshing and full of laugh-out-loud moments.
Along with these nostalgic and amusing tales, Philip also takes a wry 'sideways look' at the weird and wonderful things that occur nowadays.

If you need something to read for a real 'lift', I can't recommend this book highly enough!
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this is the first of the two in the series and I found it very interesting. The author has a great sense of humour and it comes across in his writing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and also his second one. Look forward to more of his stories
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A way with words, that's for sure. Very articulate with a wonderful sence of humour. Another book to buy for friends who lived in those post war years.
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