The Co-Op's Got Bananas! A memoir of growing up in the Post-War North

Davies, Hunter

£25.00

Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun. In an excellent social memoir from one of the UK’s premier columnists over the past five decades, Hunter Davies captures this period beautifully. His memoir of growing up in post-war North of England from 1945 onwards, amid the immense damage wrought by the Second World War, and the dreariness of life on rationing, very little luxuries and an archaic educational system, should be one that will resonate with thousands of readers across Britain. In the same vein as Robert Douglas’s Night Song of the Last Tram – A Glasgow Childhood, Hunter’s memories of a hard life laced with glorious moments of colour and emotion will certainly strike a vein with his generation.

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Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publisher City
London
Year
2016
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Davies, Hunter
SKU
IYC132750
Categories
Condition
Fine, 1st edition, 1st printing.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
392
ISBN
9781471153402