Not all Slagbanks and Buttercups


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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.

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Charlie Framp


Richard Kay Publications


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