When I Have a Son

When I Have a Son

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  • Hardback
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Joanna Cotler Books
  • United States
  • 0060270438
  • 9780060270438

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Hilary Knight's flappers and the future father's forbidden pleasures - seeing the double feature over, counting freight trains - evoke nostalgia rather than the new generation, polite society rather than permissiveness. Piano lessons and shots are still with us, and haircuts are still scorned (though for different reasons), but father's friend's dandified son, (badminton, anyone) is an anachronism - and who wants to go to grownups dull parties? Then there's the problem of age - our hero is reading (under the covers) and doing his homework (at the last minute). Kids will surely smile at some of the situations but mostly it's Dad who'll see himself here. (Kirkus Reviews)
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