Devils in Innocence by Gordon Andrews
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Take an idyllic and humorous step back in time to 1930s Thurrock and the boyhoods of Gordon Andrews and his ‘gang.’
1930s Thurrock – a time when children roamed through grassy headlands and countryside unhindered and where being part of a gang of boys meant getting up to pranks rather than the vandalism and threatening behaviour we’re only too well accustomed with today.
Television wasn’t available so youngsters were left to their own imaginations. They created adventures, many of which are outlined hilariously in this book. Much of their time was spent outdoors and obesity was unheard of, despite three meals a day. It’s a nostalgic look at an earlier Britain that simply doesn’t exist today.
This is a funny, first-hand account of what it was like to be a boy then – written by a man now.