The War is over and a generation returns home to build peace, determined to create a new society, protected from cradle to grave. On the beautiful Dorset coast, baby boomer, Andy Miller, grows up surrounded by the security and nurture of the 1950s welfare state that will propel him from council estate to university. In a series of vignettes and stories, some humorous and some poignant, the author describes growing up in this vanished post-War world.
What happens then, when one day, decades later, he discovers that everything he thought was true is not? This is a memoir of family, truth and secrets and what it was like to grow up in Britain in the years following the Second World War.
‘… a moving, funny and compelling account of growing up in small-town Britain. The sheer warmth, honesty and fine detail of Miller's writing brings this fascinating memoir vividly to life …’ Megan Taylor, Author, ‘The Lives Of Ghosts’
‘ … a terrific writer …’ John Lindley, Cheshire Poet Laureate 2004
|Publisher: Amcott Press|
|Date published: 2015|