Wensum Books, 1976, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Edition, Illustrated By: Geldart, Jacqueline
green titles spine; illustrated by b/w. drawings; "In one of the later chapters of this Iight-hearted 'autobiography' the author, a Fenland lawyer, describes how, in a busy life, his mind often goes off on flights of fancy while he lies in bed half asleep in the early morning, with the radio switched on, waiting for the 7 o'clock news. It is in this limbo between waking and sleeping that many of his ideas seem to come to him. They are not all fanciful ideas, though by the time they get on to paper they tend to develop a whimsical flavour of their own. Most of the material was first published in the Eastern Daily Press during the years 1966-1973, and a good deal of it had already been written before a biographical theme began to emerge. Here, essentially, was the story of a happy family life, beginning with a whirlwind romance in the Services (a characteristically whimsical affair); the young couple settling into their first oddly-constructed home, learning to dovetail two separate careers and an eventful home life with varying interests; family celebrations and partings, pets and hobbies; going on holiday; coping with unexpected visits from ex-girl-friends. Through it all runs a thread of gently mocking good humour (echoed in Jacqueline Geldart's delightful illustrations) which takes the bitter taste out of life in the Swinging Seventies."; 109 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrator: Geldart, Jacqueline. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; East Anglia; England; 1970s; Humour. ISBN: 0903619172. ISBN/EAN: 9780903619172. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TOP00071.