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Down The Figure 7 - Trevor Hoyle

Down The Figure 7

Trevor Hoyle

Pub. April 2010
ISBN 978-1904590255



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Trevor Hoyle's fictional memoir reinforces the saying that the past is another country, with its own strange customs and mysterious rituals. None stranger and more mysterious than the secret world of childhood. Take a time trip back to the black-and-white 1950s, to a northern cotton town struggling to emerge from a decade of shortages and rationing, of make-do-and-mend.

But the war and its aftermath cast a long shadow. Gangs of feral youth, inflamed by the exploits of Hollywood tough guys, fed on Movietone News and the tales of dads and uncles who served in the Forces, are still fighting the Nazzies and the Nips – and each other – in the bits of wasteland between the streets and houses. It all seems very innocent (even the fumbling exploration of sex behind the garages) and indeed it is. Until Terry Webb’s uncle turns up, ex-Desert Rats, and brings a piece of the war home with him.

 

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