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Gervase Phinn tells of a life full of happiness, conversation, music and books shared with his three siblings, mother and father. This book is a snapshot of growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s – reminisce with Gervase, and share in his personal journey - of school days and holidays as well as his tentative steps into the adult world. Devour numerous uproarious stories including the incident involving a broken greenhouse, crashing his brother’s newly restored bike as well as secrets about his first dates, adventures at summer camp, family trips to Blackpool and many other captivating tales.

With a wicked ear for the comical, and a sharp eye for detail, this beautifully written book visits poignant moments, significant events and precious memories from a boy called Gervase.

©2010 Gervase Phinn (P)2011 Penguin Books Ltd

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"Remarkable. A steady stream of amusing anecdotes tumbling effortlessly from the pages." ( Yorkshire Evening Post)

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  • Joan
  • IVYBRIDGE, United Kingdom
  • 14-04-13

Help with the ironing.

I have read many of this author's books over the years and have always enjoyed them.

I have only recently discovered Audible and was pleased to find Gervase Phinn books available.

I listened to The Story of a Yorkshire Lad whilst attacking a pile of ironing and it was almost enjoyable---the ironing I mean! The book was great especially when read by the author.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful