Boy: WITH Tales of Childhood AND Going Solo

Boy: WITH Tales of Childhood AND Going Solo

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This is an omnibus edition of "Boy" and "Going Solo" concerning some of the remarkable things that happened to the writer as a boy and as a young man. Some memories are funny, some painful and some more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 195.6 x 20.3mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations, maps
  • 0140156828
  • 9780140156829
  • 1,367,464

Table of contents

Boy - Part 1 Starting point: papa and mama; kindergarten, 1922-3. Part 2 Llandaff Cathedral School, 1923-5: the bicycle and the sweet-shop; the great mouse plot; Mr Coombes; Mrs Pratchett's revenge; going to Norway; the magic island; a visit to the doctor. Part 3 St Peter's, 1925-9: first day; writing home; the matron; homesickness; a drive in the motor-car; Captain Hardcastle; little Ellis and the boil; goat's tobacco; Part 4 Repton and Shell, 1929-36 (age 13 and 20): getting dressed for the big school; boazers; the headmaster; chocolates; corkers; gaffing; games and photography; goodbye school. Going solo - The voyage out; Dar es Salaam; Simba; the Green Mamba; the beginning of the war; Mdisho of the Mwanumwezi; flying training; survival; first encounter with a bandit; the ammunition ship; the Battle of Athens - the twentieth of April; the last day but one; the Argos fiasco; Palestine and Syria; more

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