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Enjoyable reread during 40 years
on 30 September 2012
Leslie Thomas' first book, his autobiography about growing up as a Barnardos boy during and after WW2. Hilarity and sadness, an excellent book written in an excellent style. Was once a set O-level text, but I first met it in the early 1970s when my sister bought it and I've re-read it six or seven times in the intervening years. See also his 'second' autobiography written in the 1980s - 'In My Wildest Dreams', which covers the same period in more depth and perception but then continues with his National Service time and his reporter/writer life after that. Just as good, and well worth having both.