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The 'good old days of childhood' in a new light.
on 28 April 2009
This is an absorbing, fast read - for those over 50, it's a heart-warming reminder of childhood,and recollections of the beginnings of 'sophistication' in the homes and lives of working families.
It is an imaginary reminiscence which weaves through a reader's own memories and experience, and makes entertainment of the mundane.
I almost felt that I was observing these lives as a child would.
The characters are colourfully but sensitively drawn, they are people we know......the story is at once hilarious and touching.
The best non-thriller I have read since Cider with Rosie and Tortilla Flat.