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作       者:Green, John W

出  版  社:Andrews UK

出版时间:2014-08-28

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John Green's family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under the stairs during an air-raid, someone said they thought they heard machine-gun fire. They all held their breath and listened, but the noise turned out to be the rhythmic rat-a-tat of his mother's trembling knee knocking against the panelling. In this delightful memoir, John W Green describes what it was like to grow up in a 'village of two halves', with the western end inhabited by well-to-do families, and the eastern end by the people who served them. It was commonly thought that the shopkeepers reserved the better-quality groceries and nicer cuts of meat for the west-enders and for the officers' hoity-toity wives.He vividly describes how he became a rebellious child, going bird-nesting, running wild in Court Barn, scrumping apples, collecting ammunition, scavenging on the Ranges, and 'borrowing' a boat to row on the Alver. As he grew up, his hang-outs changed and he met his friends 'up the Tower', at the Bluebird Cafe or in the amusement arcade. Despite his reputation for being a rebel, John followed in his father's footsteps by joining the RAF before becoming a 'Marconi man' in the merchant navy, sailing to every corner of the world.
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Cover

Front Matter

Title Page

Publisher Information

Dedication

Growing Up in Lee-on-the-Solent

A Vision of Beauty

Raising the Flag

A Canny Teacher

I Make a Wish

Back to the Home Front

Running Wild

Between the ‘B’ and the ‘ang’

The Lost Goldmine of Lee

A Bunch of ‘Rattys’

A Village of Two Halves

The Odd Bomb or Two

The Sound of a Dying Duck

A Pink Testimonial

D-Day: Before and After

The Monster in the Bathroom

Hangouts

A Bit of Liberating

Stop Me and Buy One

Following My Dear Old Dad

A ‘Rocky’ Start

Scarlet Fever

Back in Civvy-Street

Marconi Man

Shanghaied

A Robinson Crusoe Moment

Carrying Coals To Colombo

Going Native

On the Way to Mandalay

A Platonic Episode

What Are Your Intentions?

Oh Dear! John!

Time to Go Home

While I Was Away

Married At Last

Finished With The Sea

Best-Dressed in the Mess

A Tit-Bit

Back Matter

Acknowledgements

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