Not all Slagbanks and Buttercups
This autobiography of a boy is in effect a prequel to Crimson Skies. Through Charlie Framp’s remarkable memory he conveys a very readable picture of life for a boy growing up in Ashby, near Scunthorpe (or indeed it could be any large village or small town) at the end of the 1920s and early 30s. At a time of the Great Depression, before television or wireless were common place, the young made much more of their own entertainment and perhaps became more self reliant than today’s youth.
Richard Kay Publications