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a pleasant stroll down memory lane!
on 19 November 2011
This book chronicles the life, and loves, of Philippa Smith, from her birth in 1965 to the birth of her daughter in 2006.
We meet Philippa's first soul mate Lucus (at primary school), share her teenage crushes and fumblings, follow her to university, share in her hopes as she sets off to live and work in London ... and sympathise when at the age of 40 she wonders how she could possibly have arrived at that age with so little to show for it!
This book provided me with a very enjoyable meander down memory lane. If, like me, you were born just after the middle of the last century, then you will probably enjoy this tale with its references to TV game shows and major news events of the 70's, 80's and 90's. Though I do wonder what younger readers will make of all the Maggie Thatcher and Princess Di references!
In summary, enjoyable, lightweight fun!