THIS is the perfect Christmas gift.
Prolific writer Gervase Phinn has collected stories about childhood as remembered by famous figures including Graham Greene, Frank Muir and Fred Trueman.
In this illustrated book, the stories have one thing in common – their heart-warming quality.
A vivid contrast to the many books about a childhood of abuse and misery, it’s a healthy reminder that for most of us our early years were good and our parents wanted the best for us.
Recollections in the book cover earliest memories of infancy, family ties, first friends, holidays, and first steps into the adult world.
Enjoy Ernie Wise: “We were a happy family – we always had shoes.”
Or Tom Courtenay: “The smell of the baking bread was the most attractive of our household aromas.”
Wonderful stuff – and evocative photographs too.