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Taller Today: Fragments of Childhood

Biography & autobiography


by
Neil Ferguson

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 255 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The year is 1953. Britain has a new Queen. The MCC has won back the Ashes. Another BOAC Comet has crashed. We are taller today, but what was it like then, when we were smaller? In Taller Today Neil Ferguson pieces together fragments of his childhood in 1950s London where his father ? socialist toff, inventor, jailbird, raconteur ? leaves him to his own devices: to run wild in Kensington Gardens, practically a ?Lost Boy’; to discover the tragedy that led to his own begetting and then to cope with his sudden, unexpected abandonment. A vivid portrait of London in the aftermath of war, Taller Today is a poignant and evocative account of childhood, memory and the relationship between father and son. ‘Let Ferguson button-hole you; he is a terrific storyteller’ Mail on Sunday ‘A considerable feat of memory and observation, colourfully evoking post-war London’ Tim Lott

The year is 1953. Britain has a new Queen. The MCC has won back the Ashes. Another BOAC Comet has crashed. We are taller today, but what was it like then, when we were smaller? In Taller Today Neil Ferguson pieces together fragments of his childhood in 1950s London where his father ? socialist toff, inventor, jailbird, raconteur ? leaves him to his own devices: to run wild in Kensington Gardens, practically a ?Lost Boy’; to discover the tragedy that led to his… (more)

The year is 1953. Britain has a new Queen. The MCC has won back the Ashes. Another BOAC Comet has crashed. We are taller today, but what was it like then, when we were smaller? In Taller Today Neil Ferguson pieces together fragments of his childhood in 1950s London where his father ? socialist toff, inventor, jailbird, raconteur ? leaves him to his own devices: to run wild in Kensington Gardens, practically a ?Lost Boy’; to discover the tragedy that led to his own begetting and then to cope with his sudden, unexpected abandonment. A vivid portrait of London in the aftermath of war, Taller Today is a poignant and evocative account of childhood, memory and the relationship between father and son. ‘Let Ferguson button-hole you; he is a terrific storyteller’ Mail on Sunday ‘A considerable feat of memory and observation, colourfully evoking post-war London’ Tim Lott

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