Publisher:The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2009
The History Press, 2009, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
This fascinating story of life in Cambridge is written from the idiosyncratic perspective of an author who not only grew up in the city during the 1950s and 1960s but who also attended it prestigious university. Alec Forshaw has remained connected to Cambridge ever since. Brought up on the north side of town, his reminiscences detail not only domestic life with his parents and his brother, but al so the development of Cambridge in post-war Britain. Compelling memories of the city and university, his voyage through the Cambridgeshire education system, the 'Big Freeze' of 1963, family holidays and excursion s into nearby Fenland are just a few examples of how the author vividly depicts the world in which he grew up. Enhanced by a selection of rare photographs Alec Forshaws recollection of childhood, student days and family life during this period of great change provide a charming tale that will delight anyone with an interest in the local area or this period in history. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 128 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. no Dust Jacket as published.. White titles spine. illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Cambridge; Cambridge University; East Anglia; England; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0752450042. ISBN/EAN: 9780752450049. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3978.